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Meyer Golas demonstrates his lock picking skills to Captain Clem Peoples and deputy sheriff William J. Bright, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
January 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Golas holds a wooden block between the door and the frame, Captain Peoples standing behind him and pointing at the lock, with Bright standing behind Peoples and watching.
Similar photograph appears with the article, "Finding Of Revolver Frustrates Jail Break," Los Angeles Times, 30 Jan 1936: 3.
Meyer Golas, convicted several days ago of burglary, admitted stealing a revolver from a court bailiff's locker during his trial. This has caused Sheriff Biscailuz to order an investigation into the handling of prisoners in the Superior Court rooms. Golas was able to steal the revolver after he used a wooden wedge and a slender wood-screw to pick a lock on the prisoners' room door.
Handwritten on negative: L2R Meyer Golas Clem Peoples Capt Bill Bright 1-29-36
Text from negative sleeve: 3478 - Meyer Golas - while waiting transfer, broke into jury room + stole concealed gun Clem Clem Peoples Capt Bill Bright Jail Escape 1-29-36 [stamped:] Jan 31 1936
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Jails--California--Los Angeles
Prisoners--California--Los Angeles
Law enforcement--California--Los Angeles
Bright, William John, 1884-1943
Golas, Meyer, 1905-1938
Peoples, Clem, 1888-1967
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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