Gordon Stewart Northcott and his mother Louisa were accused of kidnapping, abusing & murdering 4 boys on their chicken ranch in Riverside County. Louisa confessed to killing one boy; Walter Collins and was sentenced to life in prison. Gordon was tried and convicted on 3 counts for murdering Louis & Nelson Winslow & an unidentified Latino boy. He was executed by hanging on October 2, 1930.
George Godfrey, heavyweight boxer, wearing a pinstripe suit, tie and straw boater hat, in a boxing pose. He is outside a brick building with a sign reading "KHJ" over the door. The location may be the KHJ radio studio and towers atop the Los Angeles Times building at 1st and Broadway.
View of the lower half of the façade of Los Angeles' St. Vincent's de Paul Church with people standing outside main door. The church was designed as a Spanish colonial revival building in the Churrigueresque decorative style.
Photograph of eleven child actors posing for a group portrait with Judge McComb, in the judge's office, on the occasion of receiving approved contracts. McComb is handing a contract to actress Peggy Terry and the other actresses are already holding theirs.
James K. Spencer (90) with his wife Sarah M. Kelsey Payne Spencer (84) celebrating his 90th birthday and their sixty-eight years of togetherness. Both were born in Indiana and were married in Kansas in 1867, when Mrs. Spencer was 16 years old. The couple lived in several states and resided in Los Angeles from 1930. They had six children, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Matron Alva M. Brittain, in white uniform dress, standing, smiling, holding telephone, at left; another woman, in light dress and necklace, seated, at right; in room with tile or linoleum floor, single bed with bedspread and floor lamp at center, dresser and table at left, chairs at right, rug in foreground, 3 doors in background
Originally a ranch of the Mission San Gabriel Archangel, founded in 1771, the Rancho Santa Anita had many owners after the secularization of the the missions in 1833. Rancho Santa Anita later became the Arboretum of Los Angeles County.
Woman in skirt and blouse with buttons, patterned scarf, and dark straw hat, hand behind head. The location may be the roof terrace of the newly completed Los Angeles Times Building. The fashion show took place in the Los Angeles Times Building on 202 West 1st Street, most likely inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
In November 1933, wildfires raged through the San Gabriel Mountains above the Crescenta Valley. Two floods followed the next year. In late December, a series of storms dropped 12 inches of rain. On New Year's Eve, heavy rains led to sporadic flooding. Around midnight, mountain hillsides collapsed sending millions of tons of mud into the Crescenta Valley neighborhoods below. More than 400 homes were destroyed in La Cañada, La Crescenta, Montrose and Tujunga. Scores of people were killed, and hundreds were left homeless. Another rainstorm on October 17 caused additional flooding and damage, but no deaths.
Possible related to the article, “HUGE STOCK ROBBERY TO NET NOTHING: Non-Negotiable Paper Seized Burglar Takes $500,000 in Securities From Bel-Air Mansion of Hormel Burglar Invades Mansion HORMEL HOME BURGLARS CAN’T DISPOSE OF STOCK,” Los Angeles Times, 22 Sep. 1935: 1.
Portrait photograph of Ernest Walker Sawyer, engineer, who was appointed executive assistant to the Secretary of the Interior, Ray Lyman Wilbur, on March 12, 1929. He is seated on a bed, probably in a hotel room.
Photograph of about 28 members of the Los Angeles High School class of 1897 grouped around an upright piano at a reunion. Four of the men can be identified from another photograph of the event: Fred Golding (front row, completely visible with this right hand blurred in motion on the right), Roscoe Shrader (directly behind the pianist, in a light-colored suit and polka dot necktie), William T. McNeely (to the right of pianist, holding a cigar), and Rolie [Rollin] Podlech (his head and spotted necktie visible behind McNeely, on right, wearing glasses).
Photograph of nine members of the Los Angeles High School class of 1897 singing at a reunion with 2 banquet tables on the left. Eight of the men are identified in an inscription on the negative, which begins on the left; the man on the far right is probably unidentified.
View of "Queen of 2 fairies seated on butterflies at the front of the "Queen of the Fairies" float with 2 outwalkers costumed as butterflies on the right. A sign on a commercial building reads "Citizens..."
Mary B. Skeele, wife of Walter Skeele, the Professor of Organ and Dean of the College of Music at the University of Southern California was kidnapped in 1933. The ransom was paid and Mrs. Skeele was returned unharmed. A former student was found guilty of the crime.
Photograph of Redondo Beach city councilman, T. J. Hoyt and Dorothy Evans, looking towards an area called the Salt Lake tract, which was proposed as the location of a future pleasure harbor. Oil wells are visible in the background.
This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, March 2, 1932, “Ross Field Wrecking Rushed, Site Soon Will Be Clear of Buildings.” In less than ninety days, Ross Field, headquarters in California of training for army balloon school pilots during the World War, and in the halycon days of “Lucky” Baldwin, the center of activity for the Los Angeles Racing Association, will again be a pleasant rolling plain, dotted with trees, much as it was in the earliest days of the Santa Anita Rancho. ...
In 1926-1927, Crown Prince Gustav Adolf and Crown Princess Louise of Sweden made an international trip around the world to benefit Swedish interests, which was described as a great success, especially the trip to the USA, during which they travelled over the nation from New York to San Francisco.
ANSWER: Anyone who has ever traveled the freeways surely has noticed the old mansion, now converted into a rooming house. Its address is 1012 W Temple St., but it can be readily seen from the four-level structure of the freeways. If is just off southernbound lanes of the Harbor Freeway and it curves off the Hollywood Freeway. Recognize it now, don't' you?
Part of photograph appears in the article, "Business Urged to be Patriotic. Advertising Club Hears Nut and Bolt Official. Gov. Farrington Invites Visit to Hawaii Next June. "America First" Advocated as Industrial Slogan." Los Angeles Times, 16 Nov. 1927: A7.
Postmaster-General Farley sits astride the Los Angeles Breakfast Club's sawhorse labeled "HAM" for initiation into the club on July 19, 1934 at the Ambassador Hotel. He is blindfolded and has placed his right hand on a plate of ham and eggs as part of the initiation rites. Four men surround him; one man holds the plate of ham and eggs, one holds a paper (possibly initiation rites), one man stands smiling, and the last pets the sawhorse.