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Dorothy Lamour and husband testify in Kay Williams beating case
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 5997
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

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