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Frank Kandelin, owner of Valley Western Shop
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
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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Aly Khan, known by his full title Prince Ali Solomone Aga Khan was the son of Aga Khan III, the head of the Ismaili Muslims. Aly was a wealthy international playboy who served as a Pakistani diplomat to the United Nations but is best known in California for being married to Rita Hayward from 1949-1953.
Photograph caption dated April 8, 1954 reads, "Royal outfitter. Frank Kandelin, owner of Valley Western Shop, outfitted Prince Aly Khan with elaborate cowboy costume when prince paid surprise visit to Valley to prepare for wide open spaces. Kandelin sold him $200 worth of shirts, trousers and boots. He came alone and left by taxi."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Khan, Aly Solomone
Valley Western Shop
Stores & shops--California--San Fernando Valley
Businessmen--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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