Here’s another mystery photo courtesy of Steven Bibb! Interesting pose. Look how she’s got her feet.
[Update: This is Rosita Diaz, who was reportedly executed by firing squad “for using her Latin charms as a spy.”]
[Update: This is actress Rosita Diaz, arriving in New York from Madrid. ]
Feb. 26, 1937: Rosita Diaz is executed as a spy!
March 1, 1937: OK, never mind.
I’ll be dad burned if I know who that lady is but I’ll bet you dollars to doughnuts the photo was taken at the train station in Pasadena and she’s a star/starlet getting the Hollywood treatment. I think she is standing that way because she wants to look thinner. I suspect she’s doing all right financially, because she seems to be wearing a real nice wool knit dress and jacket and a fox stole. Not just a kid off the train from Ioway. The hat and the gloves are very modern a la 1936 or something. I suspect the shoes aren’t cheap, either. Nice photo.