This photograph appears with Los Angeles Times article, June 18, 1932, University’s Commencement Held in Hollywood Bowl, U.C.L.A. Grants 1090 Diplomas, Vast Crowd Sees Exercises at Hollywood Bowl, President Sproul Speaks of “New World” Problems, Intelligence Only Progress Surety, Moore Tells Class
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.