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
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.)