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Pop Gautier and wife
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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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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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Title supplied by cataloger.
Pop's Willow Lake was a resort along Big Tujunga Wash upstream from today's Hansen Dam, which featured a dance hall and cafe. James A. (Pop) Gautier opened the resort in 1931, but suffered major damage in the 1938 floods. It was rebuilt in the early 1940s, and Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Baker) went on dates there with her first husband while still attending Van Nuys High school.
Photograph dated July 11, 1950 shows James 'Pop' Gautier, owner of Pop's Willow Lake near Hansen Dam, posing with his wife, Aimee.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Couples--California--San Fernando Valley
Businessmen--California--San Fernando Valley
Men--California--San Fernando Valley
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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