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Pirate's Cove beach
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Mullen, Mike
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph caption reads: "Those persistent nude bathers (and others) at Pirate's Cove Beach were given some peace of mind yesterday when officials determined that a crack in the cliff above the beach ... was an immediate hazard and blew it up ... Photo ... is the end result which now allows safe access to the cove. The area is a popular nude sunbathing spot in the Malibu area. Geologists were called to the cliffs to inspect the 14-by-10 foot-long crack and after clearing the beach, blew it up with 175 pounds of dynamite. A sheriff's department spokesman said that the property is in the process of being bought by the state". "Sheriff deputies stand by as explosive experts blow up large rock that was threatening to fall on Pirate's Cove". Photograph dated: Sept. 8, 1978.
1 photographic print :b&w ;23 x 28 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
Nude beaches--California--Malibu
Malibu (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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