Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler was an Austrian-born violinist and composer. One of the most famous violin masters of his or any other day, and regarded as one of the greatest violinists of all time, he was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing.
The heaviest rainstorm in a 24 hour period in the history of the local United States Weather Bureau dropped 8.27 inches of water on December 31, 1933 to January 1, 1934, resulting in flooding and landslides throughout Los Angeles.
On the right, Raymond L. Haight, chairman of the election campaign for newly elected Los Angeles City Attorney Raymond L. Chesebro, stands with Chesebro, center, and attorney Olin Wellborn III, left, at the Los Angeles Grand Jury. The three men were called to testify before the Grand Jury about allegations that they were involved in a plot to bribe a Grand Jury member into filling false charges against recently ousted City Attorney Erwin P. Werner during the election for city attorney. The charges were never filed. Werner lost the election to Chesebro. Neither Chesebro nor Willborn were indicted as a result of the investigation. Haight was indicted on charges of bribery but a judge later dismissed the charges against him for lack of evidence. Chesebro went on to serve five terms as city attorney.
Possibly connected to Los Angeles Times article, January 9, 1928, Mac Smith Captures $10,000 Open with 284, Harry Cooper is Second, Three Strokes Behind, Victor Blazes Way to Honors With Sensational Rounds of 69 and 71; Abe Espinosa Third … Los Angeles $10,000 open golf championship …
Photograph of, L to R, criminal attorney John S. Cooper in court with client Liberty A. Hill and attorney M. G. Phillips in court, with spectators behind them. Hill, a former chief deputy county clerk, was ultimately convicted of embezzling $75,000 cash evidence in the Morris Levine - Charles H. Crawford case.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 5, 1929, Great Circus Maximus Gives Mammoth Coliseum Throng Afternoon of Thrills, Fifty Thousand See Spectacle, Rare Acts Dazzle Crowd at Opening Matinee, Aerial Performances Amaze Attending Throngs, Clowns and Large Band Help Make Show Complete …
Kendall and Herb stand behind Mason Peters' desk, where Peters sits between Diana and Betty. Betty writes on a notepad and Mason holds up a document that Herb points to while he, Mason, Diana, and Kendall read over his shoulder.
Parts of the note she is holding can be read. It states, “…if Miss Bruce were in town. She asked…address and telephone number and also stated she was in….and miss Bruce is in great danger. Miss Hall asked…in regard to a child and she stated ‘Yes, in regard to…’…(referring to SUSIE ANN GILBERT, daughter of Miss Bruce)…Mr. Moore states that Miss Hall was given to believe that this warning of a kidnap attempt of Miss Bruce’s child, SUSIE ANN GILBERT”.
Cecile Appleton, Edna Cobb, and Exa Link prepare for the annual Ebell Club Christmas party. All three women wear aprons and they stand around a small table set with glasses and silverware. There are four chairs surrounding the table. Mrs. Appleton holds a stack of plates.
Related to the articles, "High and Low Wield Picks in R.F.C. Relief Project: Motley Crew Found at Work on Griffith Park Roads, With Many Driving Own Cars to Job," Los Angeles Times, 30 Apr. 1933: 19, and "Park Drive Job Proving Unique, Griffith Road Being Rushed by R.F.C. Work army, Six Thousand Men Finding Daily Employment, Widened Highway to Offer Rare Valley View." 2 Apr. 1933: pg. 18.
ANSWER:Yes, It’s MacArthur Park--formerly Westlake Park. In the photo, the view is northeasterly, across the lake, looking toward the boathouse and, behind that, the intersection of Alvarado St. and Wilshire Blvd.
Members of the Los Angeles High School P. T. A. drink tea. Edna Koons sits and pours tea, and Mrs. G. R. Hueston and Mrs. K. O. Tinkham stand holding teacups and saucers. They are in a dining room and on the table there are candles, teacups, flowers, and plates.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, December 24, 1932, Henry Case Federal Quiz on Income Tax Looms, Mrs. Shelby’s Counsel Says Client Paid on Bonds Clubman Had Sold; Victim Agrees to Assist Jury. Action by the Federal authorities loomed last night in the case of Leslie B . Henry … charged with grand theft in connection with manipulating the $500,000 security account of Mrs. Charlotte Shelby, mother of Mary Miles Minter. … Attorney Hewlings Mumper represent[s] Mrs. Shelby … commenced a lengthy conference with Dist.-Atty. Fitts, Chief Deputy District-Attorney Stewart and Dep. Dist.-Atty. Hammond …
Photograph appears with the article: "Brilliant Screen Floats Parade and Sports Pageant Thrill Thousands at Stadium: Filmdom Presents Lavish Spectacle at Stadium Electrical Pageant," Los Angeles Times, 25 Sep.: 1932: 7
Also related to the article “Man’s Appeal Filed Too Late.” Los Angeles Times, 12 May 1931: A2. The article states: … District Court of Appeal … dismissed Percy Harry Eberlee’s appeal from conviction … on a charge of slaying Melvin Earl Hatch … Eberlee was … identified after police had previously associated him with the crime through fingerprints.
Photograph of a steam shovel commencing construction of a new building for the Frank Wiggins Trade School (Los Angeles Trade Tech). A worker walks next to a dump truck (left). A sign on the steam shovel reads: Lewis Construction Co. 401 Delta Bldg. Phone BRDWAY 3103.
Portrait of Norval White who headed the office of American Petroleum Institute in Los Angeles (6th St. and Grand Ave., Security Title Insurance and Guarantee Bldg.). The Institute had moved its office from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 1930.
Shapiro shields his eyes with his hand, holding his hat in his lap. McDonald sits with his hands folded in his lap, looking into the camera's lens. Regan slouches in his chair and obscures his face with a paper while Randall reads the newspaper in his lap. Armel and Mitchell read another newspaper, covering their mouths with handkerchiefs.
A U.S.C. Trojan is captured from a worm's-eye view while making a high jump attempt. Blurry ground sprawls along the bottom edge. Beyond it, at center, the high jumper appears to be at the peak of his jump. He leans back to the left as one leg hangs over the near side of the bar and the stretches out to the right and passes over the bar. The high jump bar stretches horizontally beneath him. The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum's stands stretch across the background.
Possibly connected to Los Angeles Times article, October 12, 1933, Incendiary Sign in Blaze Cited, Park Fire Tragedy Inquest Witnesses Tell Story, Mysterious Stranger Seen Fleeing From Scene, Inquiry May Be Drawn Out Over Several Days. … testimony brought a barrage of questions from Deputy City Attorney Sisk, seated next to Mrs. Mabel Socha, president of the Park Commission … Conducting a general examination of the witnesses were Chief Deputy District Attorney Stewart …
Miss Bull is to be honor guest at the Supreme Council at Salt Lake City in recognition of her honor of reaching her majority without being absent from any meeting of the society of the Order of Job's Daughters.
Railway workers lay tracks at Union Station's new passenger terminal, surrounded by construction materials. The camera faces southwest, with a portion of the station visible on the right, with City Hall towering in the background.
Handwritten note relating to images (ark nos. 21198/zz002dd809 and 21198/zz002dd81t) of Mary Fiesel, which reads, "L.A. Times employee (Statistical Dept.) involved w/ "Times" Drama Club + often pictured w/ objects, seized contraband, + other things the Times was illustrating!"