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Title
Professional bodybuilder, Lisa Lyon
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Papaleo, Ken
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1979
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
Used in the Exhibit: Play by Play - A Century of L.A. Sports Photography, 1899-1989.
Lisa Lyon, around the time she won the first women's professional body-building contest in the modern era. Born in L.A.--and a UCLA graduate--Lyon struck a balance between well-defined muscularity and feminine grace. Later, Lyon became a favorite subject of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. Photograph dated August 2, 1979.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;19 x 30 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00048846
Herald Examiner Collection
HH_b057_f4_i2
CARL0000052896
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/17326
Subject
Lyon, Lisa
Women bodybuilders--California--Los Angeles
Bodybuilding for women
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs

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