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Brenda Allen

November 25, 2007 |  7:25 am

The scanner at the Daily Mirror has been working overtime on the Brenda Allen photos. It's interesting to put all the battered old pictures in order and go through them, as if you can pick up a feeling for someone. She dressed quite demurely for her court sessions and often wore the same outfit. She always had a hat and she always wore sunglasses.

Brenda Allen was a lady who wanted to disappear and after her divorce in 1961, she dropped out of sight.


Los Angeles Times photograph

Here she is in 1950 with her longtime attorney, Max Solomon. I think this photo captures a bit of personality. Note the gloves and the suit--the Hollywood vice queen always wore a skirt that fell below the knee.