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Badminton at the Huntington Hotel, view 3
Alternative Title
Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1930
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Huntington Hotel, a Mission style resort hotel "where the sunshine spends the winter", was designed by architects Myron Hunt and Charles Whittlesey and built from 1906 to 1916. The hotel is situated on 23 lush acres nestled at the base of the San Gabriel Mountain foothills, and features 380 elegant guestrooms, suites, and cottages, over 50,000 square feet of meeting space, extensive gardens, three tennis courts, a heated pool, whirlpool, and the luxurious 11,000 sq ft. Huntington Spa. The Huntington Hotel became the Huntington Sheraton in the 1930s; it was restored to its turn-of-the-century grandeur by Ritz-Carlton in 1991, after languishing for several years due to earthquake damage; and changed hands once again in 2008, becoming The Langham, Huntington Hotel & Spa. This majestic hotel has been a Pasadena landmark since 1907.
Couples playing mixed doubles badminton at the Huntington Hotel. Jean Harlow is looking up with her racket in hand ready to strike the shuttlecock projectile as it torpedoes toward her. Her partner, a dapper-looking man dressed in a black blazer and white pants, looks on, as do several spectators sitting behind them.
1 photographic print :b&w ;10 x 13 cm. on sheet 26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Sports-Badmington.; N-002-811.3 4x5
Harlow, Jean,--1911-1937
Huntington Hotel (Pasadena, Calif.)
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Badminton (Game)--Doubles--California--Pasadena
Badminton (Game)--California--Pasadena
Hunt, Myron,1868-1952
Whittlesey, Charles F
Pasadena (Calif.)
Slade, Milton.

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