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Valley producer seeks fresh talent
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph was edited for publication purposes
Photograph article dated June 27, 1961 partially reads, "His name is Al Burton and he's putting together a project called 'Operation Discovery.' Burton, 3646 Willowcrest Ave., is known in the industry as the power behind the Oscar Levant Show nationally and the Wink Martindale show locally...His plan briefly, is this: Starting off with New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, Burton is in the process of establishing ''discovery centers' where aspirant girls of the area may congregate for charm seminars in the hopes of being selected to come--all expenses paid--to Hollywood...where Burton will make the rounds with her--to casting directors, producers, everyone."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Burton, Al,--1928-
Seventeen (HarperCollins (Firm))
Television producers and directors--United States
Television--Lighting--California--San Fernando Valley
Magazine covers--United States
Pointing (Gesture)--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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