Photograph of Thirteenth district councilman, Carl I. Jacobson (fifth from right, front row) surrounded by lawyers and counsel, during his trial for violation of the moral code. Councilman Jacobson was charged with resorting to a room for immoral purposes. He was later freed of charges, and it was reported that he had been framed.
Kirschke surrounded by microphones held by reporters and with a deputy sheriff standing behind him as he talks. This was at the time of his trial for the double murders of his wife, Elaine, and her lover, Orville (Bill) Drankhan.
The jurors at the Los Angeles County Grand Jury trial where District Attorney Buron Fitts was indicted on charges of perjury and bribery. Fitts sits next to his wife, Mrs. Marion Fitts at the table in the foreground. Jerry Giesler is seen in the bottom right. Jury Foreman John P. Buckley stands in the back right with his arms crossed over papers.
Hal Le Sueur, right, was involved in a fatal car accident that killed Grace Pauline Gose. He stood trial in November, 1935, where Coroner Nance, left, ruled he was not at fault and Gose's death was ruled an accident.
Paul Schenck, attorney, points to a sheaf of papers as he questions silent film actress Anna Luther, seated in a witness stand in court. Luther had brought a suit against Jack White, a wealthy mine operator, in a breach of contract suit for failing to star her in 4 motion pictures as he had promised. The judge's chair, behind them, is empty.
In January 1936, District Attorney Buron Fitts was charged with perjury regarding a 1931 testimony over the sale of a Claremont orange grove. Mrs. Berthall Gregory, Fitts’ sister, sold the grove to Lucien C. Wheeler. Fitts reportedly falsified the amount of money he received through the sale.
Motion Picture actress Mary Carlisle defends herself at a traffic injury suit against Fred A. Finer, a surveyor, in Los Angeles. In the picture, Ms. Carlisle points out the site of the accident on a map, which is marked with the "[Su]nset" Boulevard, and drawings of buildings labeled, "2-story Building," "Shop Building," "Store Building," and an uneven area labeled, "Excavation."
Negative film with three shots of Henrietta McDonald, governess to 5-year old Dolores and 3-year old John Jr. McDonald gave corroborating testimony in Dolores Costello's divorce suit against John Barrymore.
The criminology expert testifies, "There are two kinds of erasures visible here-chemical and abrasive. Although the signature of Cheney is apparently authentic, the body of the will shows erasures have been made on the paper, some of which are visible to the naked eye."