This collection includes approximately 40,000 photographs by commercial photographer Ralph Morris, who worked in the Los Angeles area from 1939-1981. His advertising and industrial clients included department stores, restaurants, the automobile and petroleum industries as well as business executives. Also included is the Luckhaus Studio collection of architecture, fashion, the movie industry, sports and street scenes, images which Morris obtained in 1939. Horace Heidt conducts a fundraiser for the war effort at the Long Beach Municipal Auditorium. Horace and members of his band (Horace Heidt and His Musical Knights) are checking slips of paper around a desk set up on stage. Its the "Battle of Bands" concert, Horace Heidt vs. Bob Crosby, held Saturday night, April 6, 1942.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm. Photographic prints
Heidt, Horace,--1901-1986 Municipal Auditorium (Long Beach, Calif.) Big bands--United States Auditoriums--California--Long Beach Television personalities--United States Radio personalities--United States Pianists--United States Audiences--California--Long Beach Men--California--Long Beach Women--California--Long Beach Fund raising--California--Long Beach Long Beach (Calif.)