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Title
Shirley Muldowney
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1976
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1889-1989
Shirley Muldowney delighted in beating male opponents in the macho sport of top-fuel drag racing. At speeds of over 300 mph along the quarter-mile track, she won the National Hot Rod Assn. world championships three times (1977, 1980, 1982). In 1983, Muldowney's life became a bio-pic in the film "Heart Like a Wheel" (starring Bonnie Bedelia). She and her hot-pink dragster retired in 2003, after one final race in Pomona. Photo dated: October 10, 1976.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00048866
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box Muldowney, Shirley.
CARL0000052969
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17395
Subject
Muldowney, Shirley,--1940-
Drag racers--California--Pomona
Drag racing--California--Pomona
Dragsters--California--Pomona
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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