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Wedding party
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger.; Photograph was edited for publication purposes. There is a vertical crease in the middle of the picture.
Philip Ahn was born Pil Lip Ahn on March 29, 1905 in Highland Park, California. He was the first Korean American film actor to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Ahn appeared in numerous films and television shows in a career spanning 43 years. He is best known for his television role as Master Kan on the television series Kung Fu. His father was Dosan Ahn Chang Ho, an activist, leader of the Korean resistance movements (1905-1945) and a leader in the Korean-American community. His brother Philson was also and actor and his sister, Susan Ahn Cuddy, was the first Asian-American woman to join the U.S. Navy. Ahn opened a Chinese restaurant with his sister, Soorah, called Phil Ahn's Moongate Restaurant at 8632 Van Nuys Boulevard, in the 1950s. It was one of the first Chinese restaurants in Panorama City and operated for more than thirty years before closing. Ahn died on February 28, 1978.
Photograph caption dated November 2, 1957 reads "Actor Philip Ahn throws wedding party at his Valley Moongate Cafe to celebrate the marriage of his sister Sarah (sic) to Ray Buffum. Left to right are Ahn, the bride, Buffum and Maria Tsien. Buffum is a well known motion picture and TV writer."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Ahn, Philip,--1905-1978
Ahn, Soorah
Buffum, Ray,--1904-1980
Tsien, Maria
Cuddy, Susan Ahn,--1915--Family
An, Ch'ang-ho,--1878-1938--Family
Philip Ahn's Moongate Restaurant (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Television actors and actresses--United States
Television writers--United States
Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles
Restaurateurs--California--Los Angeles
Brothers and sisters--California--Los Angeles
Weddings--California--Los Angeles
Wedding cakes--California--Los Angeles
Panorama City (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period

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