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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph caption dated April 27, 1955 reads "Latest recreation park developed by the City of Los Angeles at Paxton street and Laurel Canyon boulevard is on site where Sahara Desert scenes were made with Rudolph Valentino as star of early day flickers. Jerry Wanek, gardener and caretaker of 40-acre park slated for opening, does clean-up chore near new clubhouse, left." The park, located at 10736 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, is now named Ritchie Valens Recreation Center.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
00142483 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d050_f38_i27 CARL0005743168 http://220.127.116.11/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/70874
Los Angeles (Calif.).--Department of Recreation and Parks--Officials and employees Ritchie Valens Recreation Center (Los Angeles, Calif.) Men--California--Los Angeles Gardeners--California--Los Angeles Municipal officials and employees--California--Los Angeles Parks--California--North Hollywood (Los Angeles) North Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Portrait photographs Valley Times Collection photographs