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Title
Japanese day
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Curtis, Rolland J
Contributor
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation
Date Created and/or Issued
1969
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
Rolland Joseph 'Speedy' Curtis was born in Louisiana in 1922. After serving three years in the Marines during World War II, he and his wife, Gloria, relocated from New Orleans to Los Angeles in 1946. Curtis served four years with the Los Angeles Police Department, but resigned from the force in order to pursue both a Bachelor's and Master's degree from USC. He later became involved in city politics, as an associate of Sam Yorty, and later a field deputy to City Council members Billy Mills and Tom Bradley. He was briefly director of the Model Cities program in 1973. Rolland J. Curtis died in his home in 1979, the victim of a homicide. An affordable housing complex on Exposition Blvd. near Vermont Ave. was named in his honor in 1981, along with a nearby street and park.
Two women in kimonos pose with Los Angeles City Council representative Gilbert Lindsay on Japanese day in 1969.
Type
Image
Format
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Identifier
00053453
Rolland J Curtis Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
CARL0000061127
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/123252
Subject
Lindsay, Gilbert
Los Angeles (Calif.).--City Council
Japanese Americans--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Clothing and dress--California--Los Angeles

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