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Woman at Lake Enchanto swimming pool
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Pepperdine University Libraries
Annette and Doris Anderson Family Photographs [digital resource], Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives
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Pepperdine University, Special Collections and University Archives
Annette and Doris Anderson Family Photographs
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Copyright to materials in this collection, in most cases, is retained by Pepperdine University. Materials are intended for educational and research use, and may be used for non-commercial purposes with appropriate attribution. Organizations and individuals seeking to use materials for publication must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright. Such parties should contact Pepperdine University Special Collections and University Archives.
Lake Enchanto was briefly owned by Arthur Edeson and Warren Shobert, members of the Malibou Lake Mountain Club, who thought to turn the area into a destination resort. Together with their partner, lawyer Charles Hinman, they built a dance floor, canoe lake, and the largest swimming pool in the Western United States at the time, which could fit over 3,000 swimmers. Lake Enchanto waned in popularity through the 1960s, eventually shutting down when Hinman went to jail in 1969. In 1977, actor Peter Strauss purchased the land, fixed it up, and sold it to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The area is now open to the public as the Peter Strauss Ranch, part of the Santa Monica Mountains State Park.
Swimming pools
Bathing suits
Malibu (Calif.)
Malibou Lake
Malibu Historical Collection
Anderson (Annette and Doris) Family Photographs 0164:
Annette and Doris Anderson Family Photographs
This collection was a donation from Patty Broussard, daughter of Annette Anderson and Wendy Cates, niece of Annette Anderson. Images scanned by Brian Rooney.

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