Hickman had confessed to the kidnap for ransom and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker. It is not clear as to whether this photo was taken during Hickman’s post-extradition arraignment in December of 1927, or his trial in 1928. Hickman was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
Close-up of Rexford Guy Tugwell speaking into a microphone in the center stage of the Grand Olympic Auditorium. A design on his microphone appears to spell out "FLIX." In the background, the auditorium is full of seated men and women. Patriotic decor is common, with red-white-and-blue-colored banners.Tugwell was the Undersecretary of Agriculture and an agricultural economist who served under the Franklin Delano Roosevelt presidential administration. According to the article, he was invited by the Democratic State Central Committee to speak at the Olympic Auditorium, on 1801 S. Grand Avenue. He was resting in Palm Springs before his speech to fellow Democrats.
Shiro Otsuji was an actor, humorist and writer contributing to the Shufnu-No-Tomo and Asahi weeklies. His Los Angeles stay was the last leg in a world tour during which he interviewed famous persons in many countries.
The former Cathedral of Saint Vibiana, located at 214 South Main Street, is one of Los Angeles' few remaining 19th century landmarks and was completed in 1876. The Cathedral was decommissioned at some point between 1994 and 1999 after which it underwent seismic retrofitting and restoration and, in the process, was converted to an event space called Vibiana.
The La Sierra Industries exhibit at the Food and Household Show, sponsored by the Southern California Retail Grocers Association. A woman behind the booth passes samples to a visitor. A man behind the booth holds a child, and another man stands to the side. The exhibit features various soy-based products on the counter, as well as signs describing the types of items that are made of soy, including soy bologna and soy frozen milk. A sign in the back reads, in part, "Soy Bean Products, nature's alkalinizing food prefect food for all in the following products: soy milk, soy cheese, soy butter, soy coffee, soy loaf, soy sandwich spread, soy bologna..."
ANSWER: This statue of a couple of unfriendly saber-tooth tigers is in the famous La Brea Pits in Hancock Park on Wilshire Blvd. That pool of smooth black stuff behind them is one of the eeringly bubbling pits of fossil-bearing asphalt deposits of the Pleistocene Epoch. (Got all that from a card tacked up on the fence.)
This photograph is similar to another one of the 1929 fire in Griffith Park captioned, “Griffith Park Fire Taken at its Height Yesterday from Western Avenue Entrance to Park. (Times photo.),” Los Angeles Times, 21 Dec. 1929: A10
Photograph of Superintendent Edith Yeomans with 7 boys resident at the Lark Ellen Home for Boys. Ms. Yeomans is dispensing funds to the boys from their allowance and earnings envelopes. The home was listed at 339 Louisiana Ave. in the 1923 Santa Monica City Directory listing for Edith Yeomans.
Photograph of Upton Sinclair standing beneath an umbrella at a podium on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl during a debate with Hamilton Fish. The view was taken from the back of the stage showing Sinclair from the back, with a group of men seated on the stage in the foreground and the audience in the stands beyond.
Photograph of R. J. Scott, Fire Chief, in uniform, standing next to a fire hydrant with a hose attached to it, on the 16th anniversary of his appointment to the job. He holds a wrench for tightening a bolt on the fire hose attachment.
Related to the article “Red Grange and George Wilson Collide Today, All-American Stars in Great Coliseum Game, Expect More Than 75,000 Fans to Watch Athletes in Action; Bears Doped to Win,” Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 1926: 9
This is a photograph of John R. Hitchcock, newly appointed General Manager of the Santa Fe Coast Lines (left) shaking hands with Henry P. Anewalt, General Freight agent of Santa Fe railroad (right). The photograph was probably taken in Hitchcock's new office in the Kerckhoff Building on the northeast corner of Sixth and Main Streets.
Photograph of Eleanor Roosevelt and R. F. Sparks of the W.P.A. state staff looking down at a folder that she is holding in front of a railroad car at the Central Station. Mrs. Roosevelt also holds a bouquet of flowers. Secretary Mayris Chaney (later Mayris Martin) looks on with 2 reporters in the background (right).
This photograph appears with the article “New Judge Takes Oath, Later Struck By Auto.” Los Angeles Times, 16 Jan. 1935: A1. The article states: Charles A. Ballreich … had a busy day yesterday. At 11 a.m. he … was sworn in as the city’s newest Municipal Court judge. At 6 p.m. in was in Georgia-street Receiving Hospital, the victim of a traffic accident at Third and Hill streets. His injuries were slight. … “This’ll teach me to watch my step, both on and off the bench.” …
Attorneys (L to R) S.S. Hahn, William Neblett, William G. McAdoo, and Joseph Scott with client Superior Judge Walter S. Gates and his wife Faith Gates, during the arraignment of Gates on charges of accepting a bribe.
The Our Lady of Mt. Lebanon Church, a Maronite church, was completed in October 1933 and dedicated on February 18, 1934. Bishop Cantwell officiated. The address is 1307 Warren St. As of 2014, the building houses the Brownson House Catholic Charities Community Center.