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Myrl Alderman and Ruth Etting share a kiss, Los Angeles, 1938
Arnott, Andrew Hugh, 1905-1985
Date Created and/or Issued
December 14, 1938
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.
In light of Miss Etting's divorce from Martin "The Gimp" Snyder being finalized she and Myrl Alderman, shooting victim of Mr. Snyder, took the first chance they got to marry by eloping to Las Vegas. When The Gimp learned of his wife's marriage he expressed that he still loves her and wishes her nothing but happiness.
Similar photograph appears with the article, "Ruth Etting and Alderman Elope by Air to Las Vegas," Los Angeles Times, 15 Dec 1938: 1.
Myrl and Ruth kiss in front of the tail end of the airplane, Myrl holding a cigarette between two fingers on his left hand.
Handwritten on negative: Myrl Alderman Ruth Etting 12/14/38
Text from negative sleeve: 14661 - Myrl Alderman (music arranger) Ruth Etting (Blues singer) Wed (after court cases for shooting + sueing) TIMES PHOTO BY ANDREW H. ARNOTT 12-14-38 [stamped:] Dec 22 1938
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Airplanes--American--California--Los Angeles
Elopements--California--Los Angeles
Etting, Ruth, 1897-1978
Alderman, Myrl
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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