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Title
Paul Kelly on the witness stand, Los Angeles, 1927
Date Created and/or Issued
May 1927
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4988
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Kelly has claimed that the blows he dealt to Ray Raymond were in self defense, and were not what caused the comedian's death. Kelly has confessed his love for Raymond's widow, Dorothy Mackaye.
Photograph appears with the article, "Self-Defense Excuse Given," Los Angeles Times, 19 May 1927: A2.
The picture taken from what appears to be the jury box shows Kelly sitting with crossed legs in the witness stand, looking towards the ceiling. The court stenographer is also in the frame, his face slightly blurred from being caught in motion.
Text from negative sleeve: MacKaye, Dorothy murder 1927
Text from newspaper caption: Paul Kelly Testifies
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
uclamss_1429_6178
ark:/21198/zz002cwbnz
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Witnesses--California--Los Angeles
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Kelly, Paul, 1899-1956
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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