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Lawford beachfront home becomes scene of mourning
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Leach, Larry
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph caption dated November 23, 1963 reads, "Police arrive to prepare to hold back the curious." The article partially reads, "The woman in the white uniform stood outside the locked door of the gray Spanish-type home at 625 Palisades Beach Road in Santa Monica. She flicked the 'talk' switch on the intercom system that let persons outside the house talk to those within. Inside, Mrs. Peter Lawford, attended by Dr. Charles Sturdevant, chief of psychiatry, St. John's Hospital, Santa Monica, had just learned the news her brother, John F. Kennedy, had been shot in Dallas, Tex."; See images #00117835 through #00117836 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Kennedy, John F.--(John Fitzgerald),--1917-1963--Death
Kennedy, John F.--(John Fitzgerald),--1917-1963--Family
Lawford, Peter,--1923-1984--Homes and haunts
Lawford, Patricia Kennedy,--1924-2006--Homes and haunts
Police--California--Santa Monica
Automobiles--California--Santa Monica
Dwellings--California--Santa Monica
Sidewalks--California--Santa Monica
Streets--California--Santa Monica
Palisades Beach Road (Santa Monica, Calif.)
Santa Monica (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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