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Willard James Turntine in custody, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
May 5, 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.
Turntine looks at something out of the camera's line of vision. March 1936's calendar is visible on the wall behind him while he is watched by others from behind the bars of a jail door.
Similar photograph appears with the article, "Sifts Plans Sale Charge," Los Angeles Times, 05 Mar 1936: 1.
Turntine has been arrested and brought to the Los Angeles County Jail in relation to Harry Thompson. The two threatened to reveal secrets in relation to the United States Navy.
Text from negative sleeve: 5197 Willard James Turntine (of Sweetwater, Texas) Floyd Mellor (Turnkey at Sheriff's office) Dave Gerts (Times reporter) (naval spy) 3/5/36
Handwritten on negative: Willard James Turntine
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Jails--California--Los Angeles
Law enforcement--California--Los Angeles
Turntine, Willard James, 1917-1986
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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