Robert S. James' real name was Major Raymond Lisenba. He was known as Robert S. James during his marriage to Mary Emma Busch James and at the time of her death in 1935, and, after her murder by rattlesnake bite and drowning, as "Rattlesnake James."
View of Mrs. Bonnie Taylor, left, in hat, blouse, gloves, Earl W. Taylor, center, in collared shirt, tie, jacket, and Wallace MacDonald, right, in collared shirt, tie, jacket, holding book in right hand, with unknown individuals in background. Mr. Taylor, writer's agent and operator of the Hollywood Writer's Bureau, was charged with petty theft for illegally taking money from Miss Hilda Parvey and Madam Nan Kee, writers who claimed Taylor promised their stories would be turned into movies. Mr. Taylor was acquitted by the jury on October 14, 1935.
This photograph is very similar to another one of Mildred Kalen in the same dress that appears with the article "Dismissal In Perjury Case Won: Motion to Free Mrs. Kalen Granted on Strength of Peculiar Circumstances." Los Angeles Times, 30 Sept. 1932: A18.