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Valley State freshman shows pancake race form
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated February 16, 1961 reads "How not to eat pancakes. Linda Godfred, 18-year-old Valley State College freshman, in the first two panels above shows the ideal way to down a large number of pancakes quickly--but not very enjoyably. The classmate beside her makes no attempt to hide her amazement as Linda, 6114 Van Noord Ave., Van Nuys, stuffs the dollar-size flapjacks into her mouth and quickly takes some water to wash them down in the first annual Shrove Tuesday pancake-eating contest last Tuesday at the International House of Pancakes, 8931 Reseda Blvd., Northridge. Linda and her partner, Roger Curry, 19, 15313 Cabrito St., Van Nuys, in the last panel are shown with their trophy for winning the contest by downing 145 pancakes in just over an hour. They were also given 10 free meals at the restaurant as part of their prize, although at the time they seemed more interested in bicarbonate of soda than food."; See images #00127520 through #00127522 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;17 x 22 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
DineEquity, Inc
International Industries Inc
San Fernando Valley State College--Students
Young women--California--Los Angeles
Young men--California--Los Angeles
College students--California--Los Angeles
Restaurants--California--Northridge (Los Angeles)
Diners (Restaurants)--California--Northridge (Los Angeles)
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Award winners--California--Los Angeles
Awards--California--Los Angeles
Contests--California--Los Angeles
Pancakes, waffles, etc.--California--Los Angeles
Plates (Tableware)--California--Los Angeles
Drinking glasses--California--Los Angeles
Eating & drinking--California--Northridge (Los Angeles)
Northridge (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Valley Times Collection photographs
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