Shriners sit around a carpeted floor, dressed in stylized costumes of ancient Arabia. Five men appear to be part of the fraternal organization, dressed in the ostentatious wear of the nobility, while one man is dressed the part of a servant. The Al Malaikah Shrine Temple of Los Angeles hosted a pageant, of which the theme was One Thousand and One Nights, or Arabian Nights. The event was hosted at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
View of Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover riding in a convertible car with the top down. About 5 men are around the car and the driver is in the front seat. There is a Spanish style house behind them.
Ebba Havez, in hat and scarf, left hand in white glove near her face, right hand ungloved holding pen, and Edward Sedgwick, in suit and tie, holding pen, hat on table, both seated at table in room with books and files in background, newspaper on table in foreground
This photograph (cropped) appears with the article, "Wiley Off For Prison; Prisoner Under Heavy Guard; Man Convicted of Deal in Stolen Liberty Bonds Considered Dangerous," Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr. 1935: A1.
Robert S. James' real name was Major Raymond Lisenba. He was known as Robert S. James during his marriage to Mary Emma Busch James and at the time of her death in 1935, and, after her murder by rattlesnake bite and drowning, as "Rattlesnake James."
One of the cornerstones of the old County Courthouse, which was located on the corner of Temple and Broadway, was opened to reveal a box from 1888 when the foundation was laid. Among the contents was an eight-page issue of the Los Angeles Times. The ceremony was led by Marshall Stimson, president of the Historical Society of Southern California, and Joseph Mesmer, president of the Pioneer Society.
Related to the article, "Fire Perils Home Area. Blaze Sweeping Verdugo Hills. Two Hundred Men Battle Flames Fanned by Brisk Wind. Three Houses Doomed and Hundred Threatened Near La Crescenta." Los Angeles Times, 4 Dec. 1927: 1.
View of the ruins of a home destroyed by the Sunset Canyon fires of early December, 1927. All that remain are the hearth and bath tub. A man walks away from the ruins. Also, an untouched house sits on a hill above. The fires destroyed approximately 100 bungalows and cabins in Sunset Canyon and caused additional damage elsewhere. Thousands fought the fire over several days.
Norman Soong was an American-Chinese journalist and publisher. Born in Honolulu, he was educated at Yenching University, Peiping and received his M.A. degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in 1935. Early in his career he was a photographer and reporter on the China staff of the New York Times, and was a journalist and reporter for several news papers and agencies in Asia and became a publisher as well. He died in Hong Kong following a brief illness.
Aerial view of streets in Los Angeles, mostly straight, including one major street with streetlights and billboards running from lower left to center right, one curving street near center left. View shows mostly houses, some fields, few buildings taller than 2 stories, long bridge or structure just left of center.
This photograph appears with the article, “ ‘A Sailor’s Wife His Star Must Be’: HELEN SHOWS FAST RETURN Tennis Star and New Husband Back from Cruise in Half-Hour for Dry Land Christmas,” Los Angeles Times, 25 Dec. 1929:
Louise Peete served 18 years for the murder of Jacob Denton. 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.
Photograph of Prince Mohamed Aly Ibrahim, seated, and his secretary Ali Hassan El-Borai at the Ambassador Hotel. They are on a tiled balcony or patio outside of a hotel room with sheer, embroidered curtains on the windows.
View of City Hall steps with crowd gathered for unemployed meeting during the depression, Los Angeles. Sign at center podium appears to read "Los Angeles Unemployed Workers Assn." Street signs read "N. Spring St." and "New High St." Sing on post also reads "... Sacrifice."
Related to Los Angeles Times article, "Actress Sues Fleischmann: Kin of Yeast Magnate Asked to Pay $100,000: Breach of Promise Action Cites Hawaii Trip: Suitor 'Went Native' in Isles, She Charges," 8, Aug. 1930: A2.
View of automobiles toppled by flood outside of the Bohemian Gardens nightclub on Mission Road, just north of the Los Angeles County General Hospital (at 1200 N. State St). A woman is crouched over looking at one of the cars on the right. A high earth embankment with a ruined wooden fence at the top is in the background. This local flooding was caused by the failure of an old reservoir above Bohemian Gardens, which released a great body of water into the parking lot.
This photograph, cropped, appears with Los Angeles Time article, August 6, 1931, Widows at Clark Trial Say Husbands Unarmed, Relicts of Murdered Pair Tell Their Stories, Testimony Deals Blow to Defense; Suspect Remanded to Jail; Other Witnesses Heard
Two men stare at large trophy that sits atop a table. The trophy reads, "Hans Grassl, Perpetual Chess Trophy, Presented to Exposition Chess Club, Los Angeles, California." There is no associated newspaper article.
This is a picture of Municipal Judge Hollopeter (possibly C. E. Hollopeter) posing with a Capuchian Monkey, Mary, and two other Colombian monkeys that accompanied Mary to a trial. Mary had been sold by a pet shop and later escaped and returned to the pet shop. The judge decided that Mary could remain at the pet shop; the former owners were compensated.
When baby Richard Burt was left alone in the car to play he found one of his father's .22 caliber cartridges in the side-pocket of the car and pushed the cartridge against the electrical contact points in the empty dash-light socket, which caused it to explode, but only injuring Richard's finger with some powder burns. The bullet from the shell had been melted.
Prelates in the Fiesta Room of the Ambassador Hotel attending a reception for Rev. James DeWolf Perry, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church in the United States. The table is placed in front of the Spanish dancer mural.