Skip to main content

Image / Roger Otis demonstrates a recording device at the trial of Jack Santo, ...

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Roger Otis demonstrates a recording device at the trial of Jack Santo, Emmett Perkins, and Barbara Graham, Los Angeles, 1953
Date Created and/or Issued
August 31, 1953
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-2710
Photo appears with the article "Murder case alibi recording played," Los Angeles Times, 1 Sep. 1953: 2.
Barbara Graham, Jack Santo, and Emmett Perkins were convicted of the murder of Mabel Monahan in 1953, during a robbery attempt in her home, and were executed two years later.
Text from newspaper caption: DEMONSTRATION --- Roger Otis, left, police sound technician, shows how miniature wire recorder was used by undercover officer in jail talks with Mrs. Barbara Graham, a defendant in the Monahan murder trial. The others around the table are defendants and their attorneys from let, Atty. S. Ward Sullivan, Defendants John A. Santo, Emmett Perkins, Mrs. Graham, and Attys. Jack Hardy, Benjamin Wolfe.
b&w negative
No linguistic content
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Trials (Murder)--California--Los Angeles
Graham, Barbara, 1923-1955
Hardy, Jack, 1904-1955
Sullivan, S. Ward
Monahan, Mabel, 1888-1953
Wolfe, Benjamin, 1912-1956
Santo, Jack, 1900-1955
Otis, Roger
Perkins, Emmett, 1908-1955
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: