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Ethel Broderick, Bellevue Arms apartment manager, photographed during the Hickman kidnap and murder trial, Los Angeles, 1928
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
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Ethel Broderick, Bellevue Arms apartment manager, seated, wearing a hat and overcoat. Broderick was probably photographed during the trial of William Edward Hickman, who confessed to the kidnap and murder of 12-year-old Marion Parker in December of 1927.
Ethel Broderick is noted in the Los Angeles Times article, "Hickman Believed in Seattle; Bill Passed: Parker Girl Murder Suspect Arrest Expected to be Made Any Hour; Photograph Identified," 22 Dec. 1927: 1.
Hickman held the girl at an apartment he rented in Broderick's building. Hickman was sentenced to death after a 13-day trial. He was executed at San Quentin, October 19, 1928.
Handwritten on negative: Ethel Broderick
Text from negative sleeve: Hickman, William Edward.
b&w nitrate negative
Kidnappings--California--Los Angeles
Homicides--California--Los Angeles
Witnesses--California--Los Angeles
Broderick, Ethel
Hickman, William Edward, 1908-1928
Parker, Marion, 1915-1927
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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