A look at crime in Los Angeles in the 1950s. Photos are from undisclosed locations.
Above Photo: Three gamblers wishing to keep their snake eyes hidden during a crap game somewhere in Los Angeles, November 10, 1951. (LAPL 00039498)
According to the Los Angeles Public Library, in October 1952: “Five women and a man were jailed in a vice raid. They were accused of operating a house of ill fame under the guise of an Advertising Agency in an office building.”
Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find information on this arrest in the L.A. Times. (LAPL 00036709)
Three Raids Net 26 at Gambling Houses
LOS ANGELES (AP) April 26, 1953 — Twenty-six men were arrested in three crackdowns on gambling games in Los Angeles and suburban Garvey.
Sheriff’s vice squad deputies nabbed 11 men in a “portable” gaming house trailer in South Los Angeles early Saturday.
Eight men were arrested in a raid in Garvey Friday night, and seven at a cafe on West Manchester Boulevard.
The photo was taken on April 24, 1953. (LAPL 00039524)