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Title
Statue outside Great Western Savings branch, detail
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
1978
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
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.; Title supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi.
Base of a statue of John Wayne on horseback installed outside a branch for Great Western Savings, located at 8484 Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills; the scene depicts the old West and a stampede. The now defunct financial institution had commissioned the art work as a lasting tribute to the actor who had served as their television spokesperson. The unique elliptical office building (not shown), designed by William L. Pereira and Associates and completed in 1973, has been known as the Flynt Building since 1984, when it became the headquarters for Flynt Publications.
Type
Image
Format
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00090573
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b16_f4_i28
CARL0004990082
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121716
Subject
Great Western Savings (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Statues--California--Beverly Hills
West (U.S.)--Art
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Slides
Time Period
1971-1980

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