USC football coach Howard Jones (left) shakes hands with UCLA co-founder Ernest Carroll Moore while UCLA football coach William Spaulding (second from right) shakes hands with USC president Rufus B. von Kleinsmid.
At the Tenth Olympiad banquet at the Biltmore, John C. Porter (Mayor of Los Angeles), Frank Merriam (Lieutenant Governor 1932-1934), Harry Chandler, James Rolph (Governor of California 1931-1934), 1 unidentified man, Adolph Schleicher (President of the Chamber of Commerce), Charles Curtis (Vice President 1929-1933) and others seated on one side of a banquet table in the Biltmore Hotel ballroom.
Photograph of a women being questioned during the coroner's inquest into the shooting murder of Harry Meagher. The woman could be his wife, Fern Meagher, or the friend he had been visiting just before hi murder, Velva Nalley. Three men can be seen sitting in the jury box on the right, a man stands beside the bench of the coroner, and a man is seated at a table in front of the bench.
Women in white march in a Memorial Day procession at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. They may belong to the Gold Star Mothers, American War Mothers, or one of several women’s auxiliaries centered on military service.
View of 2 workers moving wooden beams inside the clock tower of the old Los Angeles Times Building as it was being prepared for the May1938 demolition. Beams and blocks of stone or concrete litter the floor and commercial buildings of Los Angeles are visible through triple arch opening in the tower wall.
Judge Clarence L. Kincaid, holding an open book and raising his right hand, administering an oath to Judge Edward R. Brand, who also holds up his right hand. A coat and hat on a coat rack are in the background on the right.
W. H. Bowers and Olive Orr Brugen-Schmidt Bowers, married three just months, seated together at a court proceeding. Olive Bowers was accused of plotting with Elmer M. Archer to poison her husband. The plot was discovered when their conversations were overheard on a 2-party telephone line.
District Attorney Buron Fitts and his sister Mrs. Berthal Gregory appear in a crowded courtroom with Mrs. Marion Fitts and their attorneys Joseph Scott and Jerry Giesler. Seated left to right is Buron Fitts, Mrs. Marion Fitts, and Berthal Gregory. Standing in the back, left to right, is Joseph Scott and Jerry Giesler.
New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia presides over the Pacific coast regional meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors. Boston Mayor Frederick Mansfield served as Mr. La Guardia's secretary. Approximately 60 Pacific coast mayors attended the conference. Unemployment relief was a focal topic at the conference, which was held at Los Angeles' City Council chamber. May 15, 1937.
Hal Takaoka testifying on the witness stand about the murder of his sister, dancer Midi Takaoka. Judge Irvin Taplin was presiding. The dancer's throat was cut by her jilted lover, waiter Raymond Johnson. Johnson later was sentenced to life in prison.
An unidentified lawyer approaching Robert S. James as he sits in the witness stand. A map of his home is visible behind him. He was most likely testifying in his own defense for the murder trial of his wife Mary Emma James. He purportedly had an affair with his niece, which spurred him to tie down his wife and have a rattlesnake bite her, and then later drown her in their fish pond. He was supposedly helped by his friend, ex-sailor Charles H. Hope, who was also charged with murder.
Soldiers in old military uniforms stand next to others wearing the new "streamlined" style during a military show for National Defense Week. The show was held at the Los Angeles Airport and more than 60 officers and men participated.
The photograph shows one of two side panels of a mural with the overall theme of the history of the uses of tools serving the creative and destructive passions of man within the context of the Toltec and Aztec cultures.
Most likely related to the yearly mud battle between first and second year students and the first time female students took part. Students unknown. LAJC is now known as Los Angeles City College located near Vermont and Santa Monica Blvd.
LA Daily News city editor Charles Judson participates in a series demonstrating "right" and "wrong" golf swings with local pro golfer and golf instructor Fay Coleman. Judson represents the "wrong" form for each swing.
Los Angeles District Attorney Buron Fitts, second from right, sits with his defense lawyer Jerry Geisler, second from left, along with his chief deputy Robert P. Stewart, far left, and deputy District Attorney, William Simpson.
A man surveys the newspapers available for reading at an open-air public library in Pershing Square, downtown Los Angeles. The Pershing Square outdoor library was opened in December of 1936, and was staffed by W.P.A. workers. Visitors to the library could choose to borrow a book by simply leaving their name. The library was quite popular, circulating 24,000 books in its first six months of operation, and spawning other outdoor libraries in Los Angeles.
Related to the article “War’s Survivors Parade to Honor Those Who Died, Memorial Blossoms Cover Graves at Services Conducted in Parks and Cemeteries of City.” Los Angeles Times, 31 May 1935: A1. The article states: An audience of more than 25,000 persons gathered at Memorial Coliseum … Speaking of “Sons of Glory,” Maj. Reynold E. Blight, O.R.C., paid eloquent tribute to America’s heroes …
Roberta, Jack, Marguerite, and Jack sit around a square table covered with a white tablecloth. Couples dance in the background. Their table is engaged in conversation with one another and their table is covered with half-eaten plates of food and drinking glasses.
View of a tow truck connected to an automobile with a rope at the flooded intersection at West First Street and Juanita Avenue. A man next to the car has the hood up and is looking at the engine. Signs on the truck read "Transfer" and "Express."
The Order of the White Lion medal, an award for merit by Czechoslovakia for foreign citizens. This medal is the civil version, as noted by the two crossed palms above the badge, instead of two crossed swords, which would indicate military. This award was given to William May Garland in Los Angeles.
View of participants in the memorial service held on Olvera Street for Harry Carr, Los Angeles Times columnist. Consuela De Bonzo, a Mexican community leader (and owner of the restaurant Casa La Golondrina at 17 Olvera St.), stands on the left as a man speaks into a microphone (for KMTR radio). A woman stands beside him and Ernesto A. Romero, Vice-Cunsul for Mexico in Los Angeles, stands on the right. Romero holds a black wreath and a sign with a photograph of Carr and the message "Vaya No Con Dios." Other participants standing behind hold lit candles.
A smiling Juanita Hill stands against blank wall, holding Fox-Terrier, "The Laird of Laurelwood." They were participants of the 4th annual Canine Specialty Club dog show at the Ambassador Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Photograph of Leonard Blaine "Stub" Allison, assistant coach of the Golden Bears (wearing a hat), approaching a player with a blanket draped over him as team mates watch, during a football game against the USC Trojans. The Golden Bears won 7-2.
This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, June 18, 1932, University’s Commencement Held in Hollywood Bowl, U.C.L.A. Grants 1090 Diplomas, Vast Crowd Sees Exercises at Hollywood Bowl, President Sproul Speaks of “New World” Problems, Intelligence Only Progress Surety, Moore Tells Class
Related to the article, "Clubwomen Planning to Further Renown of City as Music Center. Euterpe Sets Program for Opera Season. Gala Opening Will be "Romeo and Juliet" Presentation." Los Angeles Times, 9 Aug. 1935: A6.
View of a still composed of a metal can, a metal cylindrical container with a gauge on top and a funnel. According to the annotation to the negative sleeve, there is come connection between the still and the Angelus Temple.
Another photograph of Atanas Katchmakoff, with this sculpture, with his attorney Saul Ruskin, and art expert Dr. Ernest L. Tross appears in a Los Angeles Times article on 4/17/1935 titled: "Worth of Statue Debated: Value of Lost Madonna Estimated in Cost Case." At this time Katchmakoff sued Fred Keeler, the owner of the foundry that cast his Madonna sculpture for losing the plaster original. Two bronze sculptures had been made, but the owner of the bronze Madonnas had refused to allow his bronzes to be used to produce a new plaster cast.