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Myrtle St. Pierre, breach of promise plaintiff, holding a bouquet on the steps of the County Courthouse, Los Angeles, 1932
Date Created and/or Issued
July 5, 1932
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.
Photograph of Myrtle St. Pierre, breach of promise plaintiff, on the back steps of the Los Angeles County Courthouse receiving a large bouquet of flowers; she is greeted by a young man and stands next to a woman (probably her sister Mildred Mccaffery). Five people are visible on the steps behind St. Pierre.
In 1932, Myrtle St. Pierre brought a breach of promise suit against David Hutton two days after his marriage to the evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. The jury awarded her $5,000.
Related to the article "Temple Storm Or Hoax Hinted. Flowers for Miss St. Pierre Climax Day at Trial. Church Elders Deny Donors' Membership Claims. Hutton Didn't Kiss Nurse, He Says, as Case Drags." 6 Jul. 1932: A5.
Text from negative sleeve: St. Pierre, Myrtle (Joan), brought suit against David Hutton for betrayal in '34?
b&w nitrate negative
Trials (Breach of promise)--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles County Courthouse (Los Angeles, Calif.)
St. Pierre, Myrtle Hazel Joan, b. 1902 or 1903
McCaffery, Mildred
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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