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Officers William A. Bannon, W.O . Mellon, and Chief Wilfred Spellman with blindfolded stunt driver Hayward Thompson and his car, Los Angeles, 1927
Date Created and/or Issued
February 1927
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
UCLA Library Special Collections, A1713 Charles E. Young Research Library, Box 951575, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575. Email: Phone: (310) 825-4988
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Photograph appears with the article, "Vision Marvel Breaks Record," Los Angeles Times, 01 Feb 1927: A1, A12.
Hayward sits on the edge of the vehicle. Chief Spellman leans down and adjusts Hayward's black blindfold. Officers Bannon and Mellon watch.
Hayward Thompson successfully drove for five hours and thirteen minutes, a total of 100 miles, through congested traffic all while completely blindfolded. The affair was his 333rd exhibition and the longest since his sixty mile drive in Miami.
Text from newspaper caption: The Start-Assistant Chief of Police Spellman finishes adjustment of bandage as Motorcycle Officers Mellon and Bannon, the escort, watch operation.
Text from negative sleeve: THOMPSON, HAYWARD 1927
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Stunt driving--California--Los Angeles
Police--California--Los Angeles
Thompson, Hayward
Spellman, Wilfred Leadly, 1874-1954
Bannon, William A., b. 1898
Mellon, W. O. (William Otis), 1898-1963
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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