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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. Photograph caption dated September 8, 1953 reads "Actress Dorothy Lamour and her husband, William Howard, both of whom came to actress Kay Willamss' aid after the alleged beating, arrive at the hearing. Miss Lamour had said previously that Miss Williams was 'in bad shape' after the incident." The caption refers to testimony in a preliminary hearing at a Costa Mesa courtroom against Adolph Spreckels II, heir to the Spreckels sugar fortune. Spreckels had been accused of beating his ex-wife, Kay Williams with her own shoe. Lamour was a close friend of Williams and had been the one to take Williams to the hospital. Spreckels was later found guilty of the beating and served a term of 30 days.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00106251 Herald Examiner Collection HE box 5997 CARL0005225491 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/30884
Lamour, Dorothy,--1914-1996 Lamour, Dorothy,--1914-1996--Trials, litigation, etc Gable, Kathleen--Trials, litigation, etc Witnesses--California--Costa Mesa Courthouses--California--Costa Mesa Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Couples--California--Costa Mesa Costa Mesa (Calif.) Los Angeles Evening Herald Express photographs Herald-Examiner Collection photographs