II-"'Penniless Woman' Fed by Stranger, Sleeps in Auto" - Adela Rogers St. Johns - Los Angeles Examiner

II-"'Penniless Woman' Fed by Stranger, Sleeps in Auto" - Adela Rogers St. Johns - Los Angeles Examiner

Adela Rogers St. Johns Relates How She Spent First Night as 'Depression Victim', Tramps Street Fearing Man Would Accost Her

by: Adela Rogers St. Johns | publication date: December 21, 1931 | Publication: Los Angeles Examiner | pages: Section 2, p. 1, 12

". . .Upon my first night as a member of the army of unemployed women, I found myself broke, without baggage and wihout a room. A poor, shabby creature, moving alone among crowds, in a sort of bright, pitiless glare that is worse than any darkness. In every woman, young and old, pretty or ugly, is bred and trained a deep fear of the streets at night. Fear of insult and attack. . ."

Adela Rogers writes a series in the LA Examiner about her experience posing as an unemployed, poor and friendless girl in Los Angeles. In the second part of the series, Adela writes about how she was offered a place to sleep, and her struggle searching for a job.

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