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Clotilde Shirk, maid, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
September 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.
View of Clotilde Shirk standing in front of a door in collard dress, shoes, holding a long apparatus in left hand, holding door open with right hand.
Photo is probably related to the article, “Talmadge Bandit Hunted as Identity Clews Found.” Los Angeles Times, 3 Sept. 1935. Article reports the bandit "entered the home of Miss Talmadge posing as a florist shop deliveryman, dropped a flower box which concealed a revolver in his hands, when a maid, Clotilde Shirk, answered the door. As he pressed the revolver against the maid, Miss Talmadge heard the scuffle and entered the room. Her screams frightened the bandit."
Handwritten on negative: Clotilde Shirk
Text from negative sleeve: 2119, Clotilde Shirk, Norma Talmadge, actress, Norma Talmadge's maid, [stamped:] Sep 18 1935
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Servants--California--Los Angeles
Shirk, Clotilde, 1888-1944
Talmadge, Norma, 1897-1957
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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