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Candlelight holiday ball
Alternative Title
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
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Sisters of Social Service is a Roman Catholic group started in the early 1920's by Hungarian nuns who witnessed the difficult living conditions resulting from the political and economic upheaval of WWI. The group sought to help those in need through the use of social organizations and advocacy. In 1926, Sr. Frederica Horvath brought the Sisters of Social Service ministry to Los Angeles. The group served the community by providing retreats, settlement houses, community centers, and by providing a voice for the marginalized. In 1930, the Social Service Auxiliary was formed and the Juniors of the Social Service Auxiliary was formed in the early 1950's. Both groups gave women opportunities to aid the Sisters and the group's mission on the local neighborhood level through participation in community service and charitable organizations.
Photograph caption dated December 15, 1964 reads, "Dr. and Mrs. John McAndrews, North Hollywood, pause at table in International Ballroom of Beverly Hilton, scene of this year's green - and - white - themed Candlelight Ball."; See images #00114830 through #00114831 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Beverly Hilton Hotel (Beverly Hills, Calif.)
Sisters of Social Service
Juniors of the Social Service Auxiliary
Associations, institutions, etc.--California--Beverly Hills
Couples--California--Beverly Hills
Women--California--Beverly Hills
Men--California--Beverly Hills
Balls (Parties)--California--Beverly Hills
Ballrooms--California--Beverly Hills
Christmas decorations--California--Beverly Hills
Hotels--California--Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills (Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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