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Sherman Oaks artist heeds criticism of pet
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Photograph article dated November 25, 1960 partially reads, "'Gee, kid. I think it's going to be all right.' Florence Kramer stepped back from her easel and cocked a critical eye at the clown she had blocked in on the canvas. Toughy, a pet parakeet perched on Mrs. Kramer's shoulder, let out an appreciative chirp. 'Oh, scram, kid - I've got work to do.' The bird scrammed. 'You know something,' said the Sherman Oaks amateur artist, adding a touch of red to the clown's nose, 'that bird's got real taste. I'm pretty sure the painting's going to be okay. That kid's a real critic.'"
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Art--California--Los Angeles
Artists--United States
Artists' materials--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles)
Sherman Oaks (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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