Sol Zemansky at the grandy jury trial on gambling conditions in Los Angeles. Zemansky refused to testify voluntarily at the trial and was later subpoenaed to testify. Zemansky was businessman who owned pawn shops and loan companies, including Provident Loan Association.
Deck of Tony Cornero’s newly refurbished gambling ship, the Bunker Hill (also known as the Lux), which was meant to operate offshore of Los Angeles. After the Bunker Hill’s opening night, however, Cornero and five of his aides were arrested on felony charges of criminal conspiracy to conduct gambling games and serve alcohol without a license. After his arrest, Cornero announced that he was ready to go to the United States Supreme court to keep the Bunker Hill running. Cornero was also “admiral” of the Rex, another gambling vessel which was forced to suspend operations in 1938.
Albert Smith, Jerry Ramlow, and Barney Bernard with equipment confiscated from a police raid on the residence at 1019 North Doheny Road on the night of January 4, 1938. The house was apparently operating as a casino for two weeks before tuxedo-clad policemen infiltrated the party and confiscated gambling equipment, $1755 in cash, and arrested seven men. Almost a hundred others, including high profile film actors and producers, were found at the residence.
Dr. A.M. Wilkinson testifies against gambling and vice before the county grand jury. During his testimony, Wilkinson admitted to accepting $4400 from "gambling czar" Guy McAfee to use as financing for "The Last Days of Pompeii" pageant presented by the Federated Church Brotherhood, of which Wilkinson was chairman. Wilkinson, who was a vice crusader, resigned from the Citizens' Independent Vice Investigating Committee after this admission. However, his resignation was denied by several Committee members, who believed that accepting the funds should not affect Wilkinson's position on the Committee.
Alfred Freitas pictured by a telephone during the grand jury trial on gambling operations in Los Angeles County. Freitas was summoned as a witness and he testified that he only served food and liquor at his cafe.