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Title
Residences on Bunker Hill Avenue
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Mann, George
Date Created and/or Issued
[ca. 1965]
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.; The original photographic print is a reproduction.
Actor George Mann (1905-1977) grew up in Silver Lake and moved to Santa Monica as a teenager with his parents. Starting out as a vaudevillian in the mid-1920s, Mann performed with various groups, with the USO during WWII, and held small parts in several movies. Mann took approximately 12,000 B&W photographs during his years in vaudeville, and in the early 1950s, he designed a 3-D viewer for his 3-D photographs, mostly taken around Southern California. He made arrangements to lease the viewers to various Los Angeles businesses, including restaurants, bars and doctor's offices. Every couple of weeks, George would swap out the photos of such tourist destinations as Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm, Pacific Ocean Park, Watts Towers, Catalina Island, and Palm Springs. In the early 1970s, George was hired by Quaker Oats to portray King Vitaman in both commercials and on the front of the cereal box. This series represents the images Mann took of Bunker Hill homes in the 1960s.
Looking east across Bunker Hill Avenue towards apartment buildings and boardinghouses in the S. 300 block. The building that is second to the right is the Alta Crests Apartments at 318.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :col. ;28 x 22 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00102811
George Mann Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b046_f5_i21
CARL0005127074
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/125436
Subject
Boardinghouses--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Apartments--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Queen Anne revival (Architecture)--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Lost architecture--California--Bunker Hill (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Bunker Hill Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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