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Bernie Shapiro, El Caballero Country Club, Tarzana
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Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Leonard, Gary
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The founder of "El Cab," Bernie Shapiro poses near the first tee besides his portrait, which has been hanging in the club for nearly 50 years. Shapiro formed the club in 1956 after encountering discrimination at other local clubs; he describes it as "the nation's first nonsectarian, nonprofit, member-owned golf and social club." El Caballero golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr.; it consists of 18 holes, the greens are made up of bent grass, and the fairways are made up of Bermuda grass. Nearing 90, Bernie Shapiro still goes to the club every day. Photograph dated April 7, 2002.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
Shapiro, Bernie
Shapiro, Bernie--Portraits
El Caballero Country Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Sports facilities--California--Tarzana (Los Angeles)
Country clubs--California--Tarzana (Los Angeles)
Golf courses--California--Tarzana (Los Angeles)
Golf--California--Los Angeles
Tarzana (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs
Portrait photographs
Jones, Robert Trent
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