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Good neighbor get-together
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Spade Cooley, born Donnel Clyde Cooley, was a Western Swing musician and band leader best known for his hit, 'Shame on You.' In addition to his music career, Cooley appeared in several Western films and hosted a television variety show, 'The Hoffman Hayride' also known as 'The Spade Cooley Show' which was broadcasted on KTLA from the Santa Monica Pier Ballroom. In 1961, Cooley was convicted for the murder of his second wife, Ella Mae Cooley and sentenced to life in prison.
Photograph caption dated April 14, 1955 reads, "Mrs. Ralph Harper, Granada Hills residential chairman for the Cancer Crusade, and Spade Cooley discuss the current American Cancer Society fund campaign."
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Cooley, Spade,--1910-1969
American Cancer Society
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--San Fernando Valley
Musicians--United States
Actors--United States
Cancer--United States--Prevention
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
Posters--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Group portraits
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs

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