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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Dana Alvi was born Dana Iza Bronski in 1932 in Warsaw, Poland. As a girl, she was active in the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis. In 1946 she attended a convent boarding school in England, then came to New York in 1950, eventually making her way to the West Coast in 1957 to continue her studies at UCLA. There, she met and married Zahoor Mohammed Alvi, a Pakistani Fulbright Scholar, who had studied at Carnegie Tech and was also teaching at USC as a teaching assistant in Physics. The pair were married in a colorful Muslim ceremony at the Moslem Association Center in East LA. They had two children, daughter Rebekah and son Feroz along with family dog Magda. Dana Alvi standing at the entrance to Fantasyland, in Disneyland. The Sleeping Beauty Castle is in the background.
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