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Title
Bermuda shorts make debut on Sunset Strip at Mocambo, 1954
Creator
Sandusky
Date Created and/or Issued
1954-08-30
Publication Information
University of Southern California. Libraries
Contributing Institution
University of Southern California Digital Library
Collection
Los Angeles Examiner Collection, 1920-1961
Rights Information
Contact: Special Collections, Doheny Memorial Library, Libraries, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189; specol@usc.edu
Doheny Memorial Library, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0189
USC Libraries Special Collections
University of Southern California
specol@usc.edu
Description
6 images. Bermuda shorts make debut on Sunset Strip at Mocambo, August 30 1954. Joseph Ryan -- 30 years
Lucille Styles
Paul Hebert [cq], band leader)
AL Ritz (of Ritz brothers)
Beverly Burman.
Caption slip reads: "Photographer: Sandusky. Date: 1954-08-30. Assignment: Bermuda Shorts make debut on Sunset Strip at Mocambo. 45: Joseph Ryan, 30, 8405 W. 3rd St. dances with Lucille Styles. Bandleader Paul Herbert in rear. 3: Bandleader Paul Herbert (left) joins in fun, rolls up trousers, followed by other musicians (unidentified) and Al Ritz, of Ritz Brothers, on bandstand (without instrument) as Ryan and Miss Styles dance. 4/40: & 1 un numered-Ryan [sic.] and Lucille styles. L. to r., 46: Lucille Styles
Joseph Ryan
Beverly Burman
Al Ritz".
Supplementary material reads: "Sandusky. Illus. 'Bermuda Shorts' made their debut on the Sunset Strip last night, and upset the normal dignity which prevails at the Mocambo. The 94 degree heat prompted Joseph Ryan, 30 yr old beauty shop operator, who recently returned from Florida, to break out a pair of the abbreviated trousers he acquired there. Ryan, of 8405 W. 3rd St., LA, while dancing with Miss Lucille Styles, suddenly found Paul Herbert, Mocambo bandleader, joining in the new style by rolling up his trousers above his knees. Next to join in the fun was Al Ritz, one of the Ritz brothers, enjoying a dance with Miss Beverly Burman, who thought the shortened trousers looked cool, and rolled up his too".
Type
image
Format
6 photographs : negatives, b&w
10 x 13 cm.
negatives (photographic)
photographs
Identifier
examiner-m21886
EXM-N-11206-017~1...~6
http://doi.org/10.25549/examiner-m21886
http://thumbnails.digitallibrary.usc.edu/EXM-N-11206-017~1.jpg
Language
English
Time Period
1954-08-30
Place
California
Los Angeles
Sunset Boulevard
USA
Source
11206-017 [Sleeve Number]
University of Southern California [Contributing entity]
Relation
Los Angeles Examiner Negatives Collection, 1950-1961
Los Angeles Examiner Photographs Collection, 1920-1961
examiner-m1663

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