April 17, 1927
Motion-picture actor J. Wallace Walker, of 1636 Argyle, had lost his fiancé (and also-actress [as Jane Terry]) Polly Wheaton to another gent, one James Lewis. Miss Wheaton and Mr. Lewis were having coffee in Lewis’ apartment at 525 Santa Barbara Avenue when Walker burst in brandishing a butcher knife. Walker forced Wheaton into his car and beat her as he drove, until she leapt out at Beverly and Western. Walker jumped out after and continued to beat her on the sidewalk until a friendly taxicab driver stopped him and took her to her apartment.
Walker continued on with his illustrious career, while Miss Wheaton is not to be found among cinematic legacy.