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Dr. William Freile and Ross Alexander in court, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
December 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
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.
Ross fidgets with his hands, sitting beside his late wife's father, who holds a glove and looks worriedly into the camera.
Photograph appears with the article, "Actor Tells Wife Death," Los Angeles Times, 13 Dec 1935: A1.
The late Mrs. Alexander was frustrated over several failed screen tests she had taken, which provoked a fight with her husband that culminated in two self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the head. She died the following day at the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital. Alexander's business manager Vernon D. Wood called to deliver the message to Mrs. Alexander's father.
Handwritten on negative: L 2 R. Dr Wm Freile Ross Alexander 12 - 12 - 35
Text from negative sleeve: 4027 - Vernon D. Wood (Biz Mgr of Ross) Ross Alexander (actor husband) Dr Wm Friele (father) Chas W. Ostrom (police comm.) Det Lt Saunderson Inquest (Aleta Freile ie? Alexander shooting) 12-12-35
Text from newspaper caption: Dr. William Freile, left, who yesterday heard a Coroner's jury describe the death of his daughter, Aleta Alexander, as suicide. Show with him is Ross Alexander, screen actor, and husband of the dead woman.
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Fathers--California--Los Angeles
Courtrooms--California--Los Angeles
Actors--American--California--Los Angeles
Alexander, Ross, 1907-1937
Freile, William, (Doctor), 1872-1939
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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