Billie Holiday and Walter Gordon in courtroom
@ Los Angeles Public Library
DescriptionTitle supplied by cataloger.; Image is a reproduction.Attorney Walter Gordon, Jr. examines his client, singer Billie Holiday, at the witness stand in a courtroom in Los Angeles. The case involved Holiday being sued for more than one million dollars by a man who claimed that the singer had stolen a song of his. Gordon ultimately won the case for Holiday.
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