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French student and friends at St. Joseph Hospital
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Brich, George
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Bernard Pelletier, a 17-year-old Frenchman received a $70 from the French National Foundation of Zellidja scholarship. The scholarship requires the recipients to travel alone to another country to study a special topic and must work for money along the way. Mr. Pelletier's topic was animation, so he set out for the Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. From his hometown of Pau, France he landed a job aboard a shipping company ship. He arrived in Burbank on Labor Day weekend, he stayed at the Salvation Army Hospitality House in Glendale until the Disney Studios opened the following Tuesday. After touring the animation studio he went across the street to St. Joseph Hospital to find a job until his departure later in the week. St. Joseph Hospital hired him as a temporary gardener and the personnel director arranged for Pelletier to stay with the Arthur Sternal family. His reaction to California: "The type of clothes women wear here are out of style in France, but otherwise, everything is fine."
Photograph caption dated September 9, 1963 reads, "Bernard at St. Joseph Hospital with John Norton, Mrs. Arthur Sternal."
1 photographic print :b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
St. Joseph Hospital (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Hospitals--California--Burbank (Los Angeles County)
Catholic hospitals--California--Los Angeles
Students, Foreign--California--Los Angeles
Church work with foreign students
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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