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Photograph included in the Exhibit: The Industry in Our Backyard: Television Production in Los Angeles 1940s-1980s. Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys at Christmas to needy children. The program was founded in 1947 by reservist Major Bill Hendricks. It began as a local charitable effort in Los Angeles. The initial effort was so successful that Toys for Tots launched a national campaign in 1948. Photograph caption dated December 1, 1958 reads "Jack Kelly, left, and James Garner, stars of 'Maverick' television series, open 11th annual Marine Corps Reserve 'Toys for Tots' drive with donation of miniature merry-go-round to Marine Sgt. Lillian Hagener. Drive is Monday to Dec. 19."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Garner, James Kelly, Jack,--1927-1992 United States.--Marine Corps Reserve Men--California--San Fernando Valley Women--California--San Fernando Valley Women soldiers--California--San Fernando Valley Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Television actors and actresses--United States Armed Forces--Reserves Soldiers--United States Military uniforms Miniature objects--California--San Fernando Valley Toys--California--San Fernando Valley Costumes San Fernando Valley (Calif.) Portrait photographs Group portraits Valley Times Collection photographs