Skip to main content

Image / Suzzett Toby and Jane Emerson at divorce trial, Los Angeles, 1936

Have a question about this item?

Item information. View source record on contributor's website.

Suzzett Toby and Jane Emerson at divorce trial, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
March, 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 Haynes Foundation funds.
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Suzzet Toby (left) stands next to Jane Emerson (right), both holding onto their clutches.
In March, 1936, Jane Emerson divorced her husband, screenwriter and actor Walter Emerson, to marry Barton Sewell, a wealthy yachtsman. The suit resulted in a double divorce for the Emersons and Sewells.
Handwritten on negative: Mrs Suzzet Toby Mrs Jane Emerson
Text from negative sleeve: Emerson, Jane Rae W. J. Gilbert " Suzzet Toby 4440 - double divorce x Jane Emerson Walter Emerson (screenwriter + actor) x Leah C. Sewell Barton Sewell (rich yachtsman) (one being cleaned??) [stamped:] Mar 25 1936
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Divorce--California--Los Angeles
Toby, Suzzet
Emerson, Jane N., (Jane Sewell), 1904-1988
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

About the collections in Calisphere

Learn more about the collections in Calisphere. View our statement on digital primary resources.

Copyright, permissions, and use

If you're wondering about permissions and what you can do with this item, a good starting point is the "rights information" on this page. See our terms of use for more tips.

Share your story

Has Calisphere helped you advance your research, complete a project, or find something meaningful? We'd love to hear about it; please send us a message.

Explore related content on Calisphere: