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Title
Flight attendant Sharon Combest after testifying to being "too heavy" to be airline stewardess in Los Angeles, Calif., 1964
Date Created and/or Issued
August 21, 1964
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
US
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu. Phone: (310) 825-4912
Description
TOO HEAVY?-Sharon Combest, former Miss Michigan, who testified that at 121 lbs. she weighed too much to be instructor for airline stewardesses.
Type
Image
Format
b&w negative
Identifier
uclalat_1429_b534_225558
ark:/21198/zz0002spjd
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Discrimination against overweight women--California--Los Angeles County
Transportation
Flight attendants--United States
Discrimination in employment--United States
Women--Employment--United States
Women--Social conditions
Legal
People
Feminine beauty (Aesthetics)
Body weight--United States
Source
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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