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Carlos III statue, MacArthur Park
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Laskey, Anne
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Title supplied by cataloger; This collection is comprised of approximately 1,000 slides capturing buildings along Wilshire Boulevard. The slides were taken during Tuesday afternoon walks in 1978-1979 by Marlene Laskey and her 15-year old daughter Annie, who was the primary photographer. Marlene (1933-1989) was a Michigan native who moved to Los Angeles in the 1950s and became a Los Angeles historian and architecture enthusiast. At the time of her death from cancer, Marlene was working on a Master of Urban Planning degree at UCLA, and was an interviewer for UCLA's Oral History program.
MacArthur Park, created in the 1880s under the name Westlake Park, was later renamed in honor of General Douglas MacArthur. By the 1890s, it was a vacation destination surrounded by luxury hotels; in the early part of the 20th Century, the area became known as the Champs Elyse´es of Los Angeles. MacArthur Park has been designated City of Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument #100.; In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of American independence in 1976, this statue was presented to the City of Los Angeles. It depicts the 45-year-old commander-in-chief who ordered the founding of El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781; he is holding a baton and wearing a suit of armor with an embellished sash. King and Queen of Spain, Don Juan Carlos I and Dona Sofia, dedicated the statue in the Plaza on September 30, 1987.
Statue of King Carlos III of Spain (1716-1788) at its original Los Angeles location, near Wilshire Boulevard in MacArthur Park. The downtown skyline is partially visible in the distance (center, far right).
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic color slides
Marlene & Anne Laskey Wilshire Boulevard Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Charles--III,--King of Spain,--1716-1788--Statues
Statues--California--Los Angeles
Palms--California--Los Angeles
Parks--California--Los Angeles
Streets--California--Los Angeles
Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments
Spain--Kings and rulers--Statues
Wilshire Boulevard (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Westlake (Los Angeles, Calif.)
MacArthur Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Los Angeles Photographers Collection photographs
Marlene Laskey/Wilshire Boulevard Collection photographs

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