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Poisonous Pete' and 'Dick Tracy' amuse audience
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Goldwater, Jeff
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption dated December 11, 1962 reads, "'Some kids in Orthopaedic Hospital can't play; so give a few cents and help them on their way.' These are the opening lines of a three-minute hand puppet show written and performed by two Encino boys who care a lot for handicapped children. Ten neighborhood kids came to see the show recently and...the audience contributed 31 cents. The boys who created the show, Steve Richie, 11, and Robert Walker, 9, taped the money to a note and sent it to the Community Chest...It's not their custom to charge admission, but Steve composed the two-line poem to encourage the audience to help the children in Los Angeles' Orthopaedic Hospital." Pictured are puppeteers Steve, 11, left, and Robert, 9, with their puppets, a black bear named Poisonous Pete' and a sea serpent named Dick Tracy.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Fund raising--California--San Fernando Valley
Fund raisers (Persons)--California--San Fernando Valley
Puppeteers--California--San Fernando Valley
Boys--California--San Fernando Valley
Puppets--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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