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Don DaCosta fixes the broken doll of 4-year-old Phyllis Thomson, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
December 24, 1935
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, "Kidnap Case Doll Fixed," Los Angeles Times, 24 Dec 1935: 3.
Phyllis was the victim of an attempted kidnapping from her and older sister Jean's bedroom, the only casualty of which was her doll, whose head was crushed by an automobile but fixed thanks to doll repairman Don Da Costa.
Phyllis clutches her repaired doll standing beside Don Da Costa who shows the girl several doll heads.
Text from newspaper caption: Don DaCosta, doll doctor, who put a new head on the favorite doll of Phyllis Thomas, shown with him. The doll was broken in an encounter which police believe was a kidnap attempt.
Handwritten on negative: 121 121 Don DaCosta P 12/24/35
Text from negative sleeve: 4244 - Don Da Costa fixed broken doll of girl AH. Kidnapping (see #4170) 12/24/35
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Christmas presents
DaCosta, Don
Thomson, Phyllis, 1932-2004
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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