Jefferson Myers of the United States Shipping Board claimed on his ten-hour visit from San Francisco that "one of the most vital issues confronting the American people today is the question of adequate sea power."
Louise Peete was convicted on Feb. 5, 1921 of first-degree murder in the death of Jacob Denton. She served 18 years in San Quentin before being released. In 1945 she was convicted of a second murder, this time of Margaret Logan, a wealthy woman who had supported Peete while she was in prison. For the second murder she was given the death penalty, and in 1947 became the second woman to be executed in California.
Woman in long fitted gown with fringed sleeves and long belt, descending stairs from stage, with seated audience at right. The show took place in the Los Angeles Times building on 202 West 1st Street, most likely inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
A similar photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, February 9, 1937, Eight Persons Injured When Street Car Runs Wild on First Street Grade. … brakes on the street car failed to work as it descended steep First-street slope west of Hill street. … Eight persons were injured as the heavy vehicle smashed through the barrier at bottom of hill, careened across busy thoroughfare, crushed a small brick restaurant on the corner, mangled two automobiles and half tipped over against another light pole before stopping. …
Sculptor Lorado Taft has chosen one of the hilltops of Griffith Park to plant a museum of sculpture and architecture that will be completed at an estimated cost of $1,000,000. The only two who accompanied him were author Hamlin Garland and directing head of the Los Angeles Museum of Art Clarence B. Mitchell.
Barbara Graham, Jack Santo, and Emmett Perkins were convicted of the murder of Mabel Monahan in 1953, during a robbery attempt in her home, and were executed two years later. John True and Baxter Shorter participated in the robbery. Shorter confessed when arrested for another charge, and was kidnapped and murdered by Perkins and Santo. During the trial, John True was a state witness in exchange for immunity from prosecution.
Court proceedings were interrupted on the day that Joseph Weinblatt and Gavin Craig gave their testimonies when Mrs. Werner fell down the stairs of the Federal Building, breaking her wrist. After Mrs. Werner returned from the hospital she was scheduled to take the stand.
The Italo Petroleum Corporation was originally charged with trying to defraud investors, saddle them with heavy losses over the failed purchase of another oil company. The fraud was allegedly conducted through letters mailed to the investors, hence the charge of mail fraud. Justice Gavin Craig, former political figure Helen Werner, and political lobbyist Joseph Weinblatt were all tried for attempting to bribe the U.S. Attorney General on behalf of the Italo Petroleum Corp.
This photograph appears with the article, “Child Tells of Seeing Killing: Girl Changes Her Story in Mother’s Death Case Court Scene as Small Girl Tells of Fatal Shooting GIRL UPSETS DEATH TRIAL Accused Mother Took Gun From Woman, Says Child in Changed Testimony,” Los Angeles Times, 8 Jun. 1935: 1.
This photograph appears with the article, “BAR UPHOLDS SANCTITY OF HIGH COURT: N.R.A. Decision Stressed Convention Urges Deporting of Alien Criminals and Raps Bureaucracy BAR APPLAUDS SANCTITY OF NATION’S HIGH COURT Independence of Judiciary Called Safeguard of Constitution; Uniform Laws Urged,” Los Angeles Times, 17 Jul. 1935: 1.
Note on negative sleeve states: "Singer Pat Boone, his wife, Shirley, and children, left to right, Lindy, Cherry, Laurie, and Debbie, arrive by American Airlines jet from New York. Boone is here to make science fiction picture, "A Journey to the Center of the Earth.""
This photograph appears with the article, “DICKSON IN REFEREE JOB: Named to Take Turnbull Post Federal Jurists Announce Latter’s ‘Temperament’ Replacement Cause DICKSON GIVEN REFEREE POST,” Los Angeles Times, 19 Sep. 1935: A1.
Group portrait of Los Angeles Times columnist Lee Shippey and Occidental College president Remsen D. Bird, standing, Bird's arm around Shippey's shoulders, and novelist Louis Dodge, poet Robert Frost, and poet Marshall Louis Mertins, seated on porch wall, Dodge holding cigar and hat, Frost holding book, all in suits and ties, outdoors with building in background
This photograph appears in an article titled: "Sidelights on Lincoln Given: Memories of Emancipator Recalled by Angeleno; Civil War Veteran Tells of His Acquaintanceship; Birthday to be Observed by Many Organizations" on 2/12/1927. The article reports 2 stories told by Charles B. Wilson about his encounters with Abraham Lincoln during and after the Civil war.
19-year-old Gloria Graves has been arrested for violating the city's Marathon ordinance outlawing contests and entertainments involving endurance that might affect participants' health due to locking herself in a steel tomb for the past week at Fifth Street and Vermont Avenue.
Photograph of about 28 members of the Los Angeles High School class of 1897 grouped around an upright piano at a reunion. Four of the men can be identified from another photograph of the event: Fred Golding (front row, completely visible with this right hand blurred in motion on the right), Roscoe Shrader (directly behind the pianist, in a light-colored suit and polka dot necktie), William T. McNeely (to the right of pianist, holding a cigar), and Rolie [Rollin] Podlech (his head and spotted necktie visible behind McNeely, on right, wearing glasses).
Photograph of nine members of the Los Angeles High School class of 1897 singing at a reunion with 2 banquet tables on the left. Eight of the men are identified in an inscription on the negative, which begins on the left; the man on the far right is probably unidentified.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, July 1, 1922, Thousands See Giant Engines, “Prosperity Special” Reaches Los Angeles, Leviathans of Rail Brought by Southern Pacific,Will be Used to Haul Trains Over Mountains, Monsters of Rail Here to Serve. Cheered by thousands lining the tracks in Southern California towns as it madeits way into Los Angeles, the Southern Pacific Prosperity Special of twenty new Leviathans of the rails reached the city last night and was parked in the Figueroa-street switch at Exposition Park. …
Probably related to Los Angeles Times article, November 8, 1931, Minute of Memory Caps Armistice Day Program, All City to Pause in Silent Token of Respect to Fallen Heroes of War at 11 a.m. … Presentation of stand of colors to Legion of Valor … by Senator Shortridge. … unit will be commanded by Frank J. Irwin, a D.S.C. man and former National Commander of the Disabled American Veterans …
A photograph of a framed portrait of Berry taken earlier in his life. A small scrap of white paper is tucked into the bottom right corner of the frame that has the typed words "Sparks Berry 706 S. Normandy".