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Beverly Gardens Park fountain
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Security Pacific National Bank Photo Collection
Laskey, Anne
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
Close-up view of the "Electric Fountain" installed near the intersection of Wilshire and Santa Monica boulevards in Beverly Gardens Park in Beverly Hills. Built in 1931, the fountain includes water-jets and multi-hued lights, which allow for 60 different combined effects every 8 minutes at night. Atop the fountain is a figure of a Native American male, modeled after Gradin Newsom, kneeling in prayer. Ralph Carlin Flewelling designed the fountain and Robert Merrell Gage designed the sculpture.
1 slide :color ;5 x 5 cm.
Photographic prints
Security Pacific National Bank Collection
Fountains--California--Beverly Hills
Sculptures--California--Beverly Hills
Parks--California--Beverly Hills
Flewelling, Ralph C
Gage, Merrell,1892-1981
Beverly Gardens Park (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Time Period

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