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District Attorney Buron Fitts with Joe Houtenbrink and Charles Hope, witnesses in Mary Emma James murder case, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
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Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
This photograph, cropped, appears with Los Angeles Times article, May 3, 1936, Snake Man Tells Sale, Describes Buyer of Repitles [sic], Statement Tends to Back Story of Charles Hope in James Case
Buron Fitts, Joe Houtenbrink, and Charles Hope, all in casual clothing, standing in office, Houtenbrink with finger raised, Hope with cigarette, with desk and law books in background
Handwritten at edge of negative: Buron Fitts, Joe Houtenbrink, Charles (Chuck) Hope
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 1738, 1 of 2, Nitrate, May 12, 1936, 7 [struck out in pen: 10] negs. Robert S. James, Charles (Chuck) Hope, Joe Houtenbrink (Snake Joe), Buron Fitts (D.A.), Robert P. Stewart, Lois Wright, Marjorie Fairchild (D.A. Investigator), Incinerator back of Beverly & Vermont, James case (2/6/36)
Text from newspaper caption: Joe Houtenbrink, known as Snake Joe, left, shown as he identified Charles Hope as the man who bought rattlesnakes from him shortly before the fishpond death of Mrs. Mary James. Times photo
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Hope, Charles H., 1899-1966
Houtenbrink, Johanssen C., b. 1905
Fitts, Buron, 1895-1973
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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