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Title
Prudential Building
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
1978
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year-old daughter, Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.; Title supplied by cataloger; The highest resolution available for this image is 300 dpi.
Looking northwest from across the street towards the Prudential Building, located at 5757 Wilshire Boulevard; a 35-foot bronze sculpture and fountain, designed by Aristides Demetrios, is present in the building's forecourt. Designed by Wurdeman and Becket and built in 1948, the office building was later renamed Museum Square.
Type
Image
Format
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Identifier
00090464
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
GPC_b16_f3_i119
CARL0004982748
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/121648
Subject
Prudential Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Prudential Insurance Company of America
Office buildings--California--Los Angeles
Fountains--California--Los Angeles
Bronze sculpture
Sculpture
Sculpture, Modern
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs
Slides
Demetrios, Aristides
Wurdeman and Becket
Time Period
1971-1980

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