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Flames threaten structure
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Wilde, William H
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
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Title supplied by cataloger.
The caption refers to the 1958 fires in the Corral Canyon and Malibu Lake area of Malibu which burned over 18,000 acres, caused the loss of more than 30 homes, including the home of actor Lew Ayres, and threatened the homes of Jackie Coogan, Ronald Reagan and Bob Hope. This fire came just two years after another fire had devastated the area in December, 1956.
Photograph dated December 4, 1958 shows an unidentified structure in the Corral Canyon/Malibu Lake area of Malibu as flames burn dangerously close.; See images #00114946 through #00114950 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Corral Canyon (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Malibu Lake (Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Malibu (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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