Jesse Owens puts on sprinting spikes while sitting on the grass. James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens was an American track and field athlete. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals.
American actor and director Slim Summerville. Summerville made the transition between silent to sound films. He was best known for his work in silent comedies but he also acted in dramas, such as All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) and directed over 50 short films.
Fire trucks parked outside the fire that occurred at Dura Steel Products Co. An electrical short circuit ignited 20 barrels of highly flammable paint thinner. The fire destroyed the plant and left approximately 100 employees without a job.
Veterans camping out at the War Assets Administration area in Port Hueneme so they will have first chance at purchasing Quonset Huts and other surplus army and navy supplies such as tentage, steel bunks, electrical saws, bridge-building equipment, pumps and an air-raid warning siren. More than 1000 veterans with priority certificates showed up for the sale. The huts cost between $230 and $288 depending on the number of windows.
American Pro Football League game between the Los Angeles Bulldogs and the Rochester Tigers at Gilmore Stadium. The exciting game kept the 17,000 fans on their toes and ended with a victory for the Bulldogs, who defeated the Tigers 48-21
Benjamin E. Erb, oil worker and resident of 2512 North Eastlake Avenue in Los Angeles, pictured serving on the jury for the famous "White Flame" double murder trial of aviation executive Paul A. Wright.Wright's defense team, led by famed Los Angeles defense attorney Jerry Giesler, argued that Wright was not guilty by reason of insanity. The jury found Wright guilty of two counts of manslaughter, and subsequently ruled that he had been insane at his sanity trial.
Back view of Jesse Owens running. James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens was an American track and field athlete. He participated in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany, where he achieved international fame by winning four gold medals.
Arthur Mastick Hyde (July 12, 1877– October 17, 1947) addressed California members of the Lincoln Club at their annual meeting. Hyde was an American Republican politician who served as the 35th Governor of Missouri and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture under President Hoover.
Mrs. Antibus sued Mr. Warner after her home was raided by Buron Fitts and several of his deputies at the request of Mr. Warner. The raid of Mrs. Antibus' home was conducted in order to search for Mr. Warner's son, Thomas W. Warner, Jr. Mr. Warner, Jr. was found hiding inside the home with his girlfriend Mrs. Jean MacDonald. The pair had been hiding in the home from Mr. Warner, Sr. who was opposed to their relationship and was seeking to end all contact between the pair. Mrs. Antibus served as a private detective for Mr. Warner, Jr. and had previously conducted an investigation into the life of Mrs. MacDonald in attempt to determine whether she was truly in love with Mr. Warner, Jr. Mrs. Antibus alleged that the raid left several of her visitors injured and was unnecessarily violent.
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.
Henry Armstrong trains with a punching bag. Henry Jackson Jr. ( 1912 - 1988) was a world boxing champion who fought under the name Henry Armstrong. He holds the honor of being the only boxer to hold three world championships at the same time.
Heavyweight wrestler El Pulpo grappling with an opponent at the Olympic Auditorium. A nearby referee watches closely. He became known as the "Octopus Man" due to his ability to entangle his adversaries.
Crowd surveys the former site of the Golden State Fireworks and Display Co. plant, where a fireworks explosion occurred on Feb. 7, 1940. The blast was felt 40 miles away, injured four, and caused damage at many nearby homes. Cause of the explosion was suspected to be decomposing firework shells, or possibly a gopher chewing on powder. Damages was estimated at $100,000
Taken from President Roosevelt's arrival at the Coliseum at the end of his motorcade through the city during his one day visit. Tens of thousands of people greeted Roosevelt along with other dignitaries, including his wife Eleanor Roosevelt, at the Coliseum
District Attorney Buron Fitts leaving the hospital with his wife Marion after recovering from being shot in the elbow by a mystery assailant. A reward was immediately offered for the identity of the would-be assassin.
Racing star Rex Mays (right) poses with "midget" car driver Bob Swanson (left) at the Legion Ascot speedway. The day's program consisted of a variety of challenges, with both drivers using "big" cars and "midget" cars during different races. Both drivers were later killed in accidents on the track.
Possibly Dave Getzoff who was a co-defendant, along with his father Ben Getzoff in the bribery case brought against District Attorney Asa Keyes in Janurary-February 1929. The case against Dave Getzoff was dismissed due to lack of evidence against him; however, his father, Ben Getzoff, was found guilty on conspiracy charges late in 1928.
After the murder and assault convictions of 17 Mexican American youths in the Sleepy Lagoon murder case, the Sleepy Lagoon Defense Committee advocated for the defendants until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the convictions as a miscarriage of justice.
A tribute to Will Rogers, following his death the previous year, at the 1936 Tournament of Roses Parade, surrounded by an unknown number of spectators. A tribute by the Union Oil Company, the float depicts a riderless horse in front of a large star to represent Rogers's career. The float won the grand prize award for the parade.
Mrs. Kenneth Holmes (chairman of the athletic devision of the Los Feliz Woman's Club, circa 1936) and Mrs. Gwynn Fielding holding tennis rackets in front of an automobile. The women appear to be talking to each other and are not facing the camera. One of them is tightening her racket strings
Film actress Anna May Wong with District Attorney Buron Fitts, looking over a letter she received which threatened her with extortion. Several other celebrities were targeted as well, such as Dr. A.M. Foote and producer David O. Selznick.
Mrs. Frances Hjelte (possibly the wife of George Hjelte, superintendent of the Los Angeles playground and recreation dept. 1930s and 40s) and Mrs. Virginia Petticord (1901-1990?) smiling and shaking hands across the net on a tennis court
In a historical costume reenactment of a Gaspar de Portolá expedition, mounted Spaniards encounter North American Indian peoples outside of Los Angeles City Hall. Musicians and dancers are gathered in the background.
Watchman Roland Dewitt Seal sitting in a chair. Seal was a witness at the trial for Dr. George K. Dazey, who was suspected of killing his wife Doris Dazey in 1935. Mrs. Dazey was found dead in the garage, apparently the victim of monoxide poisoning. Dr. Dazey was accused of boasting about pulling off the "perfect crime," referring to the murder of his wife. Seal had never met Dazey, but he testified to seeing Dr. Dazey carrying a woman's body from the house to the garage on the night of the murder. At the trial Seal also admitted to giving a ficticious name when attempting to purchase a revolver he said he needed to protect himself from Dazey. Seal was given two years probation for this.
State Relief Administrator Walter Chambers (center, glasses) addressing a crowd of Worker's Alliance members protesting Chambers’s seemingly arbitrary 40% cut to checks given out to S.R.A. relief workers.
Man fixes a machine during the Army-Navy Maneuvers that took place off the coast of Southern California at the end of 1946. The goal of the war games was to practice two maneuvers: Operation Mountain Goat, an amphibious landing designed to dislodge "enemy" troops, and Operation Oilskin, a landing to cut off "enemy" communications. The Army, Navy, and Marine Corps aircrafts participated in the exercise.
Robert S. James on the witness stand in an empty courtroom. James had tied down his pregnant fifth wife and forced a rattlesnake to bite her, and then later drowned her in their fish pond. He was supposedly helped by his friend, ex-sailor Charles H. Hope, who was also charged with murder.
Bonus marchers sign up to march northward to San Francisco, and then continue on to Washington D.C. The Bonus Army consisted of World War I veterans and their families who pursued immediate payment of their service certificates.