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Dinner is served
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Valley Times sponsored contest started on Flag Day, June 14, 1964, at the corner of Parthenia Street and Van Nuys Boulevard, Panorama City, in a Hughes Market parking lot. Robert LeMaire ascended forty feet up a flagpole to a specially built platform where he remained for 36 days before climbing back down on July 20, 1964.
Photograph caption dated June 25, 1964 reads, "Valley Times flagpole sitter, Robert LeMaire, has three meals a day hoisted up the flagpole by his personal waiter, James Miner, right, of Hody's, Panorama City. Here Miner explains the procedure to Jay Sanchez, left, general manager of Hody's Restaurants, and Mrs. Mary Hooper, manager of Hody's Panorama City."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Valley Times (Firm)
Hody's (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Hody's (Restaurant : Los Angeles, Calif.)--Employees
Contests--California--Los Angeles
Flagpoles--California--Los Angeles
Waiters--California--Los Angeles
Men--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Parking lots--California--Panorama City (Los Angeles)
Automobiles--California--Los Angeles
Bank buildings--California--Panorama City (Los Angeles)
Streets--California--Panorama City (Los Angeles)
Signs and signboards--California--Panorama City (Los Angeles)
Baskets--California--Los Angeles
Panorama City (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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