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.
Tiger trainer Mabel Stark scratches one of her tigers on the chin. Stark is referred to as the world's first female tiger trainer. Here, she is at Shrine Auditorium for the annual Shrine Charity Circus. The Shrine Charity Circus is a 10-day event, which features an indoor show by the Polack Bros. Circus. Orphaned and underprivileged children are allowed to visit the circus as their admission is paid by affluent members of the community. The circus also travels to the children's hospital to entertain sick children who can't attend. Proceeds from the circus go to Shrine charitable activities.
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
Lot full of trucks and trailers at the War Assets Administration's surplus truck and trailer sale at Port Hueneme. The sale was open to veterans only and included 5499 vehicles valued at about $14,000,000 total.
Damage after near-tornado level winds and rain strike Alhambra and neighboring communities of Long Beach and Torrance. Damage in Alhambra extended from City Park to Alhambra Road and Raymond avenue in the northeast, and to Poplar street and Freemont avenue in the southwest. February 13, 1936.
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.
Soldier holding the U.S. Army's new Garand rifle, called the “deadliest and most efficient rifle in the world.” The Garand rifle went on display in Los Angeles as part of National Defense week. The rifle, which fires 54 rounds per minute compared to its predecessor’s 10 rounds per minute, is named after its inventor, John C. Garand.
Trees are planted to honor Los Angeles's patron of music, and as part of a ceremony marking the end of a series of concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as led by Otto Klemperer. The trees planted were nine eugenia trees, planted in a semi-circle around the statue of Beethoven in Pershing Square, as a represtentation of his Ninth Symphony.Otto Klemperer is in the foreground of this photo.
Harvard Military Academy cadets in uniform standing in two lines outside a building. Harvard Military School was at the corner of Western Ave. and Venice Blvd., in 1991 it merged with the Westlake School for Girls to become Harvard-Westlake School
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.