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Title
Malibu fire remnants, looking north
Alternative Title
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Photo Collection
Creator
Kelly, Howard D
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1956
Publication Information
Kelly-Holiday
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Title supplied by cataloger.
The Malibu fire of December 27, 1956, apparently started on Backus Summit, inland from Zuma Beach. It destroyed 35 homes, killed one person, and injured thirty-three others - both firemen and civilians. Flames shot high enough to be seen from miles away, and the heat was so intense that rocks exploded, and embers and sparks showered down out of the hills across Pacific Coast Highway. Several of the homes destroyed were those of Hollywood personalities, including television's Ralph Edwards. The Malibu fire was described as the worst Los Angeles County fire since 1938.
Aerial view of Malibu mountain range; view is looking north. Photograph shows several homes nestled along the mountain, and a large road - possibly Palm Canyon Lane, running horizontally along the top, with smaller roads veining throughout. The house in the center has been burned to the ground, while another in close proximity, is virtually intact. Thirty-three beachfront homes located on Pacific Coast Highway (not visible) and several other multi-million dollar homes like those seen here, were lost in a fire which ravaged the foothill terrain and canyons days earlier, with numerous others compromised. Photograph dated December 29, 1956.
Type
Image
Format
1 negative :safety ;12 x 14 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Identifier
00089834
Kelly-Holiday Mid-Century Aerial Collection
GPC_b24_f1_i39 (Photographic print); KHAF 334-11
CARL0004961883
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/5352
Subject
Dwellings--California--Malibu
Mountains--California, Southern
Beaches--California--Malibu
Streets--California--Malibu
Coasts--California, Southern
Fires--California--Malibu
Malibu (Calif.)--Aerial views
Malibu (Calif.)
Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)
Aerial photographs
Time Period
1951-1960

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