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Betty Grable, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby at the circus
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated September 6, 1948 reads "Among the top performers at Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus premiere Saturday night were, left to right, Bing Crosby (yes that's him), as clown; Bob Hope, as a powder puff valet, and Betty Grable, in Christmas pageant." Hundreds of top film and radio personalities lent their help either performing or working behind the scenes at this circus event to raise money for a new 100-bed wing at the St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica, California. The circus took place on the Pan-Pacific grounds in the Fairfax district of Los Angeles, California. Other performers included such notables as Gregory Peck, Harpo Marx, Elizabeth Taylor, Lucille Ball and many other top artists.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 2882
Grable, Betty,--1916-1973
Hope, Bob,--1903-2003
Crosby, Bing,--1903-1977
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
Pan Pacific Auditorium (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Auditoriums--California--Fairfax (Los Angeles)
Benefit performances--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Comedians--United States
Clowns--California--Los Angeles
Circus--California--Los Angeles
Circus performers--California--Los Angeles
Fairfax (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Group portraits
Portrait photographs

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