Written on back of photo: Group of early actors and actresses including Clarence Muse, Rex Ingraham [sic]. Madame Sul-te-wan, Louise Beavers, Maidie Norman. Mildred Blount (center) designed historical women's hats for the movies. / Harry Adams photo, 1958 ?.
Dinner honoring Leon F. Marsh, Sr. (seated) for fifty years of Lodge work. He is shown with his wife, Vivian Osborne Marsh (seated), and his grandchildren from his first marriage to Viola Marsh: Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Frederick Marsh (grandson and wife, on the left), and Dwight Colbert and Leslie Marsh Colbert (granddaughter, on the right).
Norman O. Houston was the president of the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance Company, at one time the largest black-owned business west of the Mississippi. He was the son of a pioneer California family, grew up in Oakland, and was a graduate of the University of California Berkeley. Houston was a lieutenant in World War I and was a captain of the California state guard, reserve.