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Title
Roger Arst's photography class, Birmingham High School
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Photo Collection;
Creator
Leonard, Gary
Contributor
Part of the Los Angeles Neighborhoods Project. Made accessible through a grant from the Ralph M. Parsons Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
2002
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
The photographer who took this picture, took this same class, from the same teacher, in this same classroom at Birmingham High in 1968. Even the tables are the same. Back then, the student population of Birmingham High School was nearly all white; today, it's very diverse, with many Latino and Asian students. Many famous people attended and graduated from this high school, such as: Michael Milkin, John Davidson, Lucy Arnaz, Sally Field, Bobby Sherman, and Cindy Williams, to name but a few. The school was built on the site of Birmingham General Hospital and was acquired by Los Angeles City Schools in the early 1950s for the token price of $1.00. It was founded in 1953 as a 7-12 grade combined high school, and became solely a senior high school in 1963. Photograph dated April 8, 2002.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00067931
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection;
GPC_b1_f3_i20
CARL0000070634
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/3575
Subject
Birmingham High School (Van Nuys, Calif.)
High schools--California--Los Angeles
High school students--California--Los Angeles
Schools--California--Van Nuys (Los Angeles)
Van Nuys (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Neighborhoods Collection photographs
Group portraits
Time Period
2001-2010

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