Shades of L.A. is an archive of photographs representing the contemporary and historic diversity of families in Los Angeles. Images were chosen from family albums and include daily life, social organizations, work, personal and holiday celebrations, and migration and immigration activities. Made possible and accessible through the generous support of the Security Pacific National Bank, Sunlaw Cogeneration Partners, Photo Friends, California Council for the Humanities, the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, and the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Image is a reproduction. Royal Morales was born on May 28th, 1932 in Los Angeles, California. Both of his parents were immigrants from the Philippines. He and his family moved back to the Philippines in 1934. He moved back to the U.S. in 1951 at the age of 18 after he graduated from Eureka High School. He attended Chapman University in Orange, California where he studied Sociology and Philosophy. He later attended USC where he obtained his Master’s Degree in Social Work. He was drafted by the U.S. Armed Forces in 1956 and served until 1958 at which point he returned to Los Angeles. From 1959 to 1970 he worked at the Neighborhood Youth Association through the United Way in the West Los Angeles, Venice, and Wilmington offices. He did outreach for at-risk youth in these neighborhoods. He also worked with the Oriental Service Center, the Asian American Education Commission, and the Council of Oriental Organization. He was involved in the Fair Housing Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. In the 1990s he worked at the Refugee Service Center in the Alcohol Program for Asian Americans. He also taught classes on the Philipino-American experience at Cerritos Community College and UCLA. He was a founding member of the Search to Involve Pilipino Americans youth program in the 1970s and worked with groups such as the Coalition of Asian American and Pacific Islanders and Asian Pacific Planning Council. A bride and groom at their wedding reception, held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City, shown with money pinned to their clothing. The "dollar dance" involves wedding guests pinning dollar bills onto both the bride's dress and groom's tuxedo, allowing a new couple to perhaps start married life with a generous amount of cash.
1 photographic print :color ;13 x 18 cm. Photographic prints
Sheraton Universal Hotel (Universal City, Los Angeles, Calif.) Husband and wife--California--Los Angeles Couples--California--Los Angeles Weddings--California--Los Angeles Wedding clothing & dress Dance--California--Los Angeles Hotels--California--Universal City Universal City (Calif.) Shades of L.A. Collection photographs Group portraits Portrait photographs Shades of L.A. Filipino American photographs