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La Dessa Schaffnit reminisces, Los Angeles, 1936
Date Created and/or Issued
January 23, 1936
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Photograph appears with the article, "Woman Here Recalls Dances With New King," Los Angeles Times, 22 Jan 1936: 2.
When LaDessa Schaffnit was 15-years-old she attended a ball where she danced the night with King Edward VIII and was kept in his company on several different occasions.
Text from newspaper caption: Mrs. Peter Schaffnit of Westwood, who yesterday recalled that, as 15-year-old LaDessa Gibson, she danced nine times with then Prince of Wales, now King Edward VIII, at Coronado in 1920.
Text from negative sleeve: 3311- Mrs Peter C Schaffnit society (see 1/22/36 article) [stamped:] Jan 23 1936
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Portrait photographs
Socialites--California--Los Angeles
Schaffnit, La Dessa (La Dessa Gibson), b. 1905 or 06
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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