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"Celebrity golf" in the making
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Valley Times Photo Collection;
Woods, Jon
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in 1903 in Eltham, United Kingdom. He was best known as the king of American comedy and media. Hope attracted widespread notice for his role in the Broadway musical 'Roberta,' 'Ziegfeld Follies of 1936' and ‘Red, Hot and Blue.'; Norman McLeod was born on September 20, 1898. He was an American film director, cartoonist and writer. His directing credits include 'Monkey Business,' 'The Paleface,' 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,' and 'The Road to Rio.' He died on January 27, 1964.; Sam Snead, born Samuel Jackson Snead in 1912 in Ashwood, Virginia was a professional golfer. Using tree limbs as his 'clubs' when younger, he taught himself the game of golf. At age 7, he started as a caddie at The Homestead and by age 86 in 1998 he received the PGA TOUR’s Lifetime Achievement Award, the fourth recipient.; Ray Bolger was born Raymond Wallace Bulcao on January 10, 1904 in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He was an actor, dancer, singer and comedian who started his career in vaudeville. He had roles in many films, including 'The Great Ziegfeld,' 'The Harvey Girls,' and 'Babes in Toyland.' He is best known for his role as the scarecrow in the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz.' In 1949 he won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a leading actor in the musical 'Where’s Charley?'
Photograph caption date stamped August 23, 1960 reads, "Valley Times cameraman Jon Woods catches action during filming of 'Celebrity Golf' yesterday at Lakeside Golf Club. 'Celebrity Golf' is [sic] new half-hour TV series featuring Sam Snead, seen just over Bob Hope's (center) right shoulder. Hope is talking to Ray Bolger, back to camera, for tee tips to be used against Snead in afternoon match yesterday. Director Norm McLeod is at left."
1 photographic print : b&w ; 26 x 21 cm.
Valley Times Collection;
Hope, Bob,--1903-2003
McLeod, Norman Z.,--1898-1964
Snead, Sam,--1912-2002
Bolger, Ray
Lakeside Golf Club (Burbank, Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Golf clubs (Sporting goods)
Television producers and directors
Golf courses
Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Group portraits
Time Period

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