Robert S. James sitting in the witness stand with a map of his home 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.
A view of the courtroom in which Albert Dyer's murder trial begins. Dyer lured three Inglewood girls to the hills, where he strangled them to death with his hands as well as rope. From left to right is Chief Deputy District Attorney William Simpson, Chief Investigator Eugene Williams, Public Defender William Neeley, Albert Dyer, and Public Defender Ellery Cuff.
Law enforcement officials George Fisher (Lieutenant), Elizabeth Fiske (City Mother Policewomen), and J.W. Buckley (Patrolman) surrounded by bags filled with food goods, including Bagdad Coffee. Elizabeth Fiske was with LAPD from 1929-1964 and served on the City Mothers Bureau, a crime prevention division of LAPD staffed entirely by policewomen.
John Binan and officers at the homicide crime scene of Louise Appier. Binan was the manager of the Virginia Ballroom and the body of Louise Appier was found slain in his apartment. After questioning, John Binan was later released.
Betsey Cushing Roosevelt and attorney Basil O'Connor (second from right) speaking to reporters after Mrs. Roosevelt arrived in Los Angeles for her divorce suit against husband James Roosevelt, the eldest son of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Roosevelts were married for ten years before they separated and Mrs. Roosevelt moved from Los Angeles back to New York, taking the couple's two daughters. James Roosevelt was the first to file for divorce, citing desertion against his wife
William A. Hudson testifies before a coroner's jury for the murder charges against Busby Berkeley. Berkeley had been the cause for a three-car-collision that resulted in two deaths, possibly due to alcohol he had reportedly imbibed at a cocktail party beforehand. Hudson was a student injured in the crash who testified that he had smelled liquor on Berkeley's breath while speaking to him after the crash.
Widower Robert S. James sitting in a courtroom. James had lost his pregnant wife Mary Emma James after she drowned in their fish pool. A jury was unable to discern whether her drowning was accidental or intentional.