Belle Bennett

Los Angeles Times, February 27, 1929:

The film colony was congratulating Belle Bennett, famous portrayer of mother roles, yesterday on the presence of mind she displayed in saving her valuable diamond rings from the hands of hold up men Sunday night. With her husband, Fred Windemere, film director, she was leaving the home of Blanche Upright, playwright, at 8250 Sunset Boulevard [map], when three men commanded them to turn over their money. While Windemere handed over $8, Miss Bennett quickly removed her rings and concealed them in her mouth.

About 30 years after this incident, the residence of playwright Blanche Upright was converted into a striptease joint called The Body Shop, which is still going strong more than 50 years later.

Belle Bennett, b. Apr. 22, 1891 d. Nov. 4, 1932, on IMDB.