Will E. MacFaden (1913-1992) and Robert W. Kenny (1901-1976), pose together as two of California's youngest judges. William E. MacFaden (1913-1992) became the youngest judge in the state of California when he was sworn in as Redondo Beach city judge on July 1934.Robert W. Kenny was a former reporter and one of the youngest judges selected to serve as a Superior Court Judge in Los Angeles. He was appointed on December 6, 1932. He later served as the 21st Attorney General of California.
Sportsman Norman W. Church (right) being questioned by the Sentate's race track investigating committee. Pictured here are (from left to right around the table) Claude Parker, Harold J. Powers, R.W. Kenny, chairman Daniel J. Metzger, and Frank J. Gordon. Church was accused of contributing $80,000 to Governor Olson's campaign fund to become the "sole boss of California horse racing." During the investigation, Church asserted that the claim was not true.
Former Ku Klux Klan Kleagle, Ray J. Schneider (left), and Attorney General Robert W. Kenny holding Klan robes which were found in the Walker Auditorium Building at a trial in which the court was attempting to preemptively disrupt the reformation of the Klan and ultimately outlawed it in California. Schneider testified, along with other former officials, that he had had no involvement with the Klan since the war.
The Citizens' Committee on Governmental Reorganization formed by Mayor Shaw to make community recommendations for consolidations, simplification, and economy in the local government, met and discussed issues.
This photograph appears with the article, "Jurists Engage on Chess Game for Court Title," Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 1934: A2 [and (cropped) "Not So Sober as a Judge," Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 1936: H4].
Marie Pergain is recorded as an actress and a piano student of Dr. James Alexis Kall in the late 1920's (Los Angeles Times). Youca Troubetzkoy divorced Marie Victoria Pergain in June 1931 (Los Angeles Times). Ancestry.com documents Marie Troubetzkoy living with Elsie Swan (35, her mother?), Cecile Pergain (18) and Cleo Pergain (13) in Beverly Hills in the 1930 Census.