Not long after Joan Barry filed the first paternity suit against Chaplin, federal prosecutors brought Mann Act charges against Charlie Chaplin in relation to Barry; he was acquitted. Photograph caption dated April 3, 1944 reads, "Defense attorney Jerry Giesler is shown today at the 'white slave' trial of comedian Charlie Chaplin, where he delivered the closing argument for his client, left, who sits alone at the counsel table."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
Chaplin, Charlie,--1889-1977 Chaplin, Charlie,--1889-1977--Trials, litigation, etc Barry, Joan--Trials, litigation, etc Giesler, Jerry,--1886-1962 United States.--Mann Act of 1910--Cases Lawyers--California--Los Angeles Trials--California--Los Angeles Comedians--United States Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs