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Title
Child performers at the All American Indian Week at Wrigley Field
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Creator
Curtis, Rolland J
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1968
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
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Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
Rolland Joseph 'Speedy' Curtis was born in Louisiana in 1922. After serving three years in the Marines during World War II, he and his wife, Gloria, relocated from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 1946. Curtis served four years with the Los Angeles Police Department, but resigned from the force in order to pursue both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from USC. He later became involved in city politics, as an associate of Sam Yorty, and later a field deputy to City Council members Billy Mills and Tom Bradley. He was briefly director of the Model Cities program in 1973. Rolland J. Curtis died in his home in 1979, the victim of a homicide. An affordable housing complex on Exposition Blvd. near Vermont Ave. was named in his honor in 1981, along with a nearby street and park.
Photograph caption dated November 22, 1968 reads, "The second annual All American Indian Week show, featuring arts and crafts demonstrations, Indian lore displays, war dance contests, a horse show and an authentic teepee village, will be held tonight and all day Saturday and Sunday in Wrigley Field, 41st St. and Avalon Blvd." Photograph depicts a Native American boy performing a dance with five hoops around his body and in ceremonial clothing for the All American Indian week at Wrigley Field. A crowd of onlookers can be seen in the background. See images 00119255 through 00119271 for additional photos in this series.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative : safety ; 10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00119261
Rolland J. Curtis Collection
RC_0022.07
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/136334
Subject
Wrigley Field (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Native Americans
Native Americans--Clothing
Headdresses
Feathers
Performances
Stadiums
Lost architecture
Bleachers
Spectators
Children
Women
Men
Los Angeles (Calif.)
Time Period
1960-1969

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