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Horace Heidt 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.
Horace Heidt appears to be conducting a fundraiser for the war effort at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium. Horace and members of his band, (Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights), are around a sign on the stage that reads "Horace Heidt's Minute Men and Maids for Defense". Horace is pointing to the crowd, many of whom are eagerly holding up slips of paper. The band's instruments and chairs are set up on the stage behind them.
1 photographic print :b&w ;10 x 12 cm.
Photographic prints
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
S-008-091.6 4x5
Heidt, Horace,--1901-1986
Municipal Auditorium (Long Beach, Calif.)
Fund raising--California--Long Beach
Big bands--United States
Television personalities--United States
Radio personalities--United States
Pianists--United States
Auditoriums--California--Long Beach
Long Beach (Calif.)

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