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Title
Cancer Foundation dinner
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Date Created and/or Issued
1950
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
The Ben Whitman Memorial Cancer Foundation dinner in the Embassy Room of the Ambassador Hotel April 12, 1950. Seen here are noted attorney Jerry Giesler, who chairmaned the affair, as he introduced Mrs. Benny Whitman, widow, to the 600 guests assembled to pay tribute to the memory of the deceased boxing referee. Standing on the left is Robert J. Gans, president of Mount Sinai Hospital and Clinic, who sponsored the dinner. Mrs. Buddy Baer, known as May Mann, columnist, emceed the affair. Scores of referees and sports enthusiasts attended. The Foundation was instituted for the purpose of establishing a diagnostic cancer clinic in Los Angeles for the benefit of needy sick.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00024349
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 1896-Giesler, Jerry.
CARL0000028369
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/9745
Subject
Giesler, Jerry,--1886-1962
Lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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