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Title
Joe Sica
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Creator
Hyde, Alan
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1961
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
Pictured is Joe Sica (left) of Sun Valley, who voluntarily surrendered to Van Nuys police to clear himself of battery charges brought by a 21-year-old Pacoima woman. The complainant, Mrs. Edith A. Dibler, told police she was struck in the ear by a guest in her home who identified himself as Joe Sica; he, in turn, stated that he never saw her before in his life. Mrs. Dibler was unable to pick Sica from an impromptu lineup of suspects and he went free. However, 49-year-old Sica is facing conspiracy and extortion charges in federal court along with underworld boxing czar, Frankie Carbo, for trying to chisel into the earnings of ex-welterweight champion, Don Jordon. Here, Mr. Sica appears to be speaking with two reporters (out of frame in this shot). Photograph dated January 20, 1961.; See images #00135278 through #00135284 for all photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00135279
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d041_f26_i68
CARL0005609777
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/65282
Subject
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Police Department
Assault and battery--California--Los Angeles
Suspicion--California--Los Angeles
Reporters and reporting--California--Los Angeles
Interviewing--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Telephones
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1961-1970

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