Crown Prince Gustav Adolf of Sweden with others visit the recently completed Los Angeles Central Library (the last building by architect Bertram G. Goodhue). The group stands behind a long, gleaming reading table and pendant lamps, a bookcase and portion of the painted wooden ceiling are visible.
W.J. Bassett of Los Angeles County Labor Federation. Dan Kimball, president of Aeroject General. Carmen Warschaw, chairman of the Fair Employment Practices Commission. Fresco Thompson of Dodgers Baseball Team.
Related to Los Angeles Times article, July 9, 1929, Pike Inquiry to End Today, Indictments Possible in Bribe-Charge Case, Fitts-Smith Controversy Settled Amicably, Latter Tenders Apology to District Attorney. ... An amicable settlement of the controversy between Dist.-Atty. Fitts and Ben Smith, official court reporter for the grand jury, growing out of Smith’s refusal to turn over to the District Attorney his notes and statements taken during the Pike arrest, appeared certain. ...
Three newspaper reporters kneel on the rug in the Prince's suite at the Ambassador Hotel room, 2 holding their hats and note pads as they interview and write, next to Prince Kaya, seated in a chair and wearing his military uniform. A man in a suit with a flower in the lapel stands behind him.
Luther Standing Bear, aka Ota Kte (meaning Plenty Kill) or Mochunozhin, was a Native American writer and actor. Although Standing Bear achieved many successes by American standards, including becoming a member of the Actor's Guild of Hollywood, the plight of his people remained foremost in his mind. The Wounded Knee Massacre of 1890 was particularly disturbing to him. Standing Bear published books during his lifetime to educate the public about Native American and Lakota culture and government policies toward his people. These included My People the Sioux (1928), Land of the Spotted Eagle (1933), and Stories of the Sioux (1934). In 1939, he died of the flu while on the set of the film Union Pacific. He is buried in Los Angeles, California's Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Divine Order of the Royal Arms of the Great Eleven was founded by May Blackburn and her daughter Ruth Wieland Rizzio in the 1920s. The two women believed they were high priestesses who were charged by Angel Gabriel to write two books that would "reveal all the mysteries of life and death and heaven and earth." The cult was investigated for the death of a child Willa Rhoads and the disappearance of some of the cult's members. All of these investigations were started by a complaint made by Clifford R. Dabney, who charged that he gave Blackburn $40,000 to finish writing the books but the books never materialized.
Note on negative sleeve states: "Singer Pat Boone, his wife, Shirley, and children, left to right, Lindy, Cherry, Laurie, and Debbie, arrive by American Airlines jet from New York. Boone is here to make science fiction picture, "A Journey to the Center of the Earth.""
Prince and Princess Kaya of Japan (center) with Frank Shaw (Mayor of Los Angeles, right), Lieut.-Col. Senichi Kushibuchi (the Prince's aide-de-camp, left) and Kihuye Matsumura (lady in waiting to Princess Kaya, far left)