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Beverly Gardens Park fountain
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.
The "Electric Fountain" installed near the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards in Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills. Built in 1931, the fountain includes water-jets and multi-hued lights, which allow for 60 different combined effects every 8 minutes at night. Atop the fountain is a figure of a Native American male, modeled after Gradin Newsom, kneeling in prayer. Ralph Carlin Flewelling designed the fountain and Robert Merrell Gage designed the sculpture.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic prints
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Fountains--California--Beverly Hills
Sculptures--California--Beverly Hills
Parks--California--Beverly Hills
Flewelling, Ralph C
Gage, Merrell,1892-1981
Beverly Gardens Park (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Time Period

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