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Title
Detective "Lefty" James
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1931
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photo used for articles dated 1931 and 1937.
Portrait of Frank L. "Lefty" James, a member of the Los Angeles Police Dept. from 1913-1939. James was the head of the infamous "Gangster Squad" in the 1920s and was said to have scared many bigtime hoodlums out of Los Angeles just by talking to them before they were able to cause any real trouble. He broke one of the most publicized cases of the day, when in 1930 he found and arrested four gangsters who had kidnapped Zeke Caress, a well-known gambling figure. Photo dated: November, 1931.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00068684
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2198.
CARL0000072976
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/24256
Subject
James, Frank L
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Police Department
Police--California--Los Angeles
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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