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Horace Heidt conducting at Long Beach
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Morris, Ralph
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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This collection includes approximately 40,000 photographs by commercial photographer Ralph Morris, who worked in the Los Angeles area from 1939-1981. His advertising and industrial clients included department stores, restaurants, the automobile and petroleum industries as well as business executives. Also included is the Luckhaus Studio collection of architecture, fashion, the movie industry, sports and street scenes, images which Morris obtained in 1939.
A "No Smoking" sign hangs over the heads of the crowd at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium as they watch Horace Heidt conduct his band, Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights. Its the "Battle of Bands" concert, Horace Heidt vs. Bob Crosby, held Saturday night, April 6, 1942. To the left is a table set up for fundraising for the war.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
S-008-091.3 4x5
Heidt, Horace,--1901-1986
Crosby, Bob,--1913-1993
Bob Crosby Orchestra
Municipal Auditorium (Long Beach, Calif.)
Big bands--United States
Television personalities--United States
Radio personalities--United States
Pianists--United States
Auditoriums--California--Long Beach
Men--California--Long Beach
Women--California--Long Beach
Audiences--California--Long Beach
Long Beach (Calif.)

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