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.
A similar photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, May 19, 1934, Film Star Frolic Seen By 10,000, Ann Harding and Cantor Shine in Screen Guild Show First Performance. …Ann Harding, in a white satin costume studded with pearls … Eddie Cantor … attired in a Roman toga, was master of ceremonies. …
Emory Johnson, actor and director, started his career in 1912, stopped working in 1922, but was back as producer/director/writer of The Phantom Express (1932). He played unbilled bit parts in films until at least 1941.
This photograph appears in the article, "Trail of Fire Demon Now Only Blackened Waste. Millions Lost in Fire Areas. Brush Flames Subdued Over Four Districts. San Bernardino Sections Still Ablaze. Glendale Plans Check Dams to Prevent Peril." Los Angeles Times, 6 Dec. 1927: A1.