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Helen Ann Rork-Getty contests her divorce, Los Angeles, 1938
Date Created and/or Issued
September 4, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Similar photograph appears with the article, "Mrs. Helen Getty Victorious in Fight On Divorce Decree," Los Angeles Times, 14 Dec 1938: 13.
Miss Rork has appeared in court for petition to recognize her divorce decree she obtained from H. Douglas Wilson.
Helen Ann Rork Light was born in Darien, Connecticut, the daughter of Samuel Edwin, Hollywood film producer for First National Studios, and Helen Ann Rork. She appeared in silent films, including The Notorious Lady (1927), The Blonde Saint (1926) and A Texas Steer (1927), with stars of the era, including Rudolph Valentino and Will Rogers, who also was her godfather. She was married to J. Paul Getty, Douglas Wilson of Memphis, San Francisco attorney Jay Ross, Joseph Mclnemey, and Dr. Rudolph Light, professor of neurosurgery at St. Catherine's College of Oxford and heir to the Upjohn Pharmaceutical Co
Text from negative sleeve: 1893 - Mrs. Ann Getty Divorce 8/30/35 [stamped:] Sep 4- 1935
Handwritten on negative: 102 102 Mrs. Ann Getty 8/30/35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Judicial proceedings--California--Los Angeles
Portrait photographs
Divorced women
Light, Helen Ann Rork 1908-1988
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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