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Alvin Hudson, injured during Busby Berkeley car crash, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
September 12, 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 Alvin Hudson, in jacket, pants, with bandage on chin, squatting and pointing to car involved with three way collision. Alvin Hudson was a pest control worker from Santa Paula who reported he had pulled into the middle lane on the Roosevelt Highway when all of a sudden two headlights appeared in front of him and the crash occurred. The three way collision occurred 400 yards north of Santa Monica Canyon on Highway 1, and was the fault of Busby Berkeley, film dance director, who was driving in the wrong direction while intoxicated. Six people were injured in the accident, and two died.
Text from negative sleeve: 2165, Alvin Hudson, involved in Busby Berkeley crash, student, 9/12/35, [stamped:] Sep 19 1935
Handwritten on negative: Alvin Hudson, 9/12/35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Accident victims--California--Los Angeles
Traffic accidents--California--Los Angeles
Hudson, Alvin
Berkeley, Busby, 1895-1976
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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