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Modugno Bros. ink new contract
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
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Modugno brothers were owners of the Sylmar-based Modugno Brothers Distributing Co., distributors for Anheuser-Busch. Well-known for their athleticism while playing football for San Fernando High School, the brothers were highly active in local civic groups as well, including the American Legion and Elks Club. Frank Modugno was especially active with the San Fernando Chamber of Commerce and served as President in 1958. He was also active with the Kiwanis Club, Boy Scouts, and DARE program. He served on the board of trustees for Holy Cross Community Hospital in Mission Hills and acted as the foundation president for Mission College in Sylmar. He was named San Fernando's Man of the Year in 1966 and in 1996 a new stretch of 1st Street, built along the Sylmar Metrolink station was renamed "Frank Modugno Drive," in honor of his many contributions to Sylmar and San Fernando.
Photograph caption dated June 15, 1955 reads, "Valley distributors for Anheuser-Busch Inc. are five Modugno Brothers of San Fernando High School football fame. Shown signing for distribution rights are seated, from left, Frank Modugno and Paul V. von Gontard, general manager of Anheuser-Busch. From left, standing, are George Elliott, assistant regional manager Anheuser-Busch Inc.; Vito Modugno, Mike Modugno, Louie Modugno and Pat Modugno."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Modugno, Frank
Modugno, Vito
Modugno, Mike
Modugno, Louie
Modugno, Pat
Modugno Brothers Distributing Co
Anheuser-Busch, Inc
Anheuser-Busch, Inc..--Employees
Beer industry--California--Los Angeles
Beer industry--California--Los Angeles--Employees
Distributors (Commerce)--California--Los Angeles
Beer--California--Los Angeles
Brothers--California--Los Angeles
Businessmen--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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