Police officer Dick Barlow writing a ticket for Dick Russell during a planned race between an automobile and a bus. The race was part of a "Don't be April fools, obey Traffic rules" campaign to prove that safe driving always prospers. Russell sped and disobeyed traffic laws in the automobile and almost beat safe driver Frank Lampley's bus full of Chamber of Commerce ladies, until the officer intervened.
J.W. Buzzell sits in court during his trial for reckless driving. Buzzell, executive secretary of the A.F.L. Central Labor Council, drove his car into a crowd of people who were gathered around a pedestrian injured in an accident shortly before. Buzzell was acquitted of the charges.
A view from the juror's bench of accused murderer Paul A. Wright on the stand. Wright, an airport executive, shot his wife and his best friend while they sat together on a piano bench. He pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity.
Photo related to November 1935 United States Senate Justice Administration Committee on the controversies surrounding the bankruptcy of Fox West Coast Theaters. Charles L Rawlins was the attorney for the receiver and trustees of the Arizona Edison Company, which was involved in the case.
Spectators at the Paul A. Wright "white flame" murder trial in which Wright is accused of killing his wife Evelyn McBride Wright and best friend John B. Kimmel after finding the two in an embrace on a piano bench in his home.
Unidentified man in court for the murder trial of crossing guard Albert Dyer. Dyer had lured three Inglewood girls into the hills, where he strangled them with rope and his hands. He was eventually found guilty and executed.
Bradley Bunker, brother of murder victim Marilyn Bunker, provides witness testimony in court. Marilyn was shot by 17-year-old Donald Rogers, also known as Donald Fehrenschild, while she was playing on a hill with her little brother and other children. Rogers shot at the children from the upstairs window of his home. However, Rogers insisted that he was trying to shoot doves he had seen on the hillside.
Mae West (August 17, 1893–November 22, 1980) in court during questioning about profits earned from her role in the movie "She Done Him Wrong." Writer Mark Linden accused West of failing to provide half of the profits she earned from selling his play to Paramount in order to produce the film. The judge ruled that West did not owe the writer any of the additional money she received as salary for her role as an actress. West was an American actress, playwright, and screenwriter.