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Title
Parlor of high-class 'palace of vice' raided in Hollywood Hills
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Phillips, Ed
Date Created and/or Issued
1951
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
At the time of the raid, this home at 1514 Schuyler Road was being rented out by its owner, actress Ann Dvorak; she was neither aware of nor involved with the "activities" which took place at her property.
Photograph caption dated April 6, 1951 reads, "This is the richly-furnished parlor of 'palace of vice' which was raided by Los Angeles vice squad officers early today in the Hollywood Hills. Among six women and five men nabbed in the raid are (left to right), John Purcell, a 'visitor'; Barrie Bensen [sic], 29, called the successor to Brenda Allen as 'Queen Bee' of Hollywood vice; Sheila McDonald and Kal Rubin, booked on conspiracy to commit pandering, and Gloria Joffee, a 'visitor.'"
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00105346
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 12678
CARL0005199332
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/31002
Subject
Police raids--California--Los Angeles
Vice
Vice control--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Living rooms--California--Los Angeles
Interiors--California--Hollywood (Los Angeles)
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hollywood Hills (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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