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Masquerade ball judges
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Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Bal Masque was an annual event held at the Beverly Hills Hotel to benefit St. John's Hospital located in nearby Santa Monica, California. Odell McConnell was a Los Angeles lawyer for more than 60 years; Fred de Cordova was an American television and film producer, best known for his work on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson; Peter Paanakker was a Los Angeles businessman and philanthropist; Conrad "Nicky" Hilton Jr. was an American socialite, businessman and hotel heir; Paul Hesse was a well-known celebrity glamor photographer in Hollywood and New York; Sir Charles Mendl was a British diplomat and actor; Reginald Gardiner was a British actor with supporting roles in many Hollywood films.
Photograph caption dated January 28, 1950 reads "Judges in chambers select winners of Bal-Mask (sic) ball, l. to r. O'dell McConnell, Frederick Cordova, Peter Panakker (sic), Conrad Hilton, Jr., Paul Hesse, Sir Charles Mendl. Looking on in back is Reginald Gardner (sic)." The men are standing in a semi-circle and, except Gardner, are wearing English barrister-style white wigs and judges robes with bow ties, holding large cards and long pencils.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Herald Examiner Collection
HE box 60
McConnell, Odell
De Cordova, Frederick,--1910-2001
Paanakker, Peter
Hilton, Conrad N.--(Conrad Nicholson),--Jr
Hesse, Paul A
Mendl, Charles,--Sir,--1871-1958
Gardiner, Reginald,--1903-1980
Beverly Hills Hotel
Bal Masque (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Television producers and directors--United States
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Photographers--United States
Lawyers--California--Beverly Hills
Wigs--California--Beverly Hills
Men--California--Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Los Angeles Evening Herald and Express photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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