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Title
Robert S. James, convicted in Lois Wright morals case and suspect in Mary Emma James murder case, at sentencing, with lawyer Samuel Silverman, 2 filmstrip images, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
June 1, 1936
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
Description
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Robert S. James and Samuel Silverman, both in suits and ties, standing, with chalkboard or easel at right, bailiff and another man behind them, man at rolltop desk in foreground, crowded courtroom in background
Related to Los Angeles Times article, June 2, 1936, James Given Prison Term, Barber Assessed Three to 150 Years in Morals Case Conviction. Imposing the extreme penalty for what he termed an extreme offense, Superior Judge Vickers yesterday sentenced Robert S. James, also accused as the rattlesnake-drowning slayer of his wife, to a term of from three to 150 years for mistreating his young niece. …
These 2 images are duplicated in uclamss_1429_0080 and uclamss_1429_0081
Robert S. James' real name was Major Raymond Lisenba. He was known as Robert S. James during his marriage to Mary Emma Busch James and at the time of her death in 1935, and, after her murder by rattlesnake bite and drowning, as "Rattlesnake James."
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 1738, NITRATE, June 4, 1936, Robert S. James, Being sentenced
Type
Image
Format
b&w nitrate negative
Identifier
0080-0081
uclamss_1429_0080-0081
ark:/21198/zz002d98tc
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Crime
Legal
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
People
James, Robert S., 1895-1942
Silverman, Samuel Joseph, 1887-1957
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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