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Title
Former bakery statue watches over the main channel
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Photo Collection
Creator
Haering, Michael
Date Created and/or Issued
1984
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
The statue, designed by Carl Romanelli, includes a plaque which reads, "For many years, this statue stood in front of and was a trademark for the world renowned Helms bakery on Venice boulevard in Los Angeles. On October 6, 1971, it was generously donated to the Marina by the Helms family. In 1975, through the generosity of the Marina's Yacht clubs it was provided with a new helm."; "The Helmsman is an approximately 10-foot tall cast concrete figure in staunch repose with both hands clenched on a wooden helm. His posture is tight, his body hunched over, and his expression determined. Although formerly the symbol of the unfaltering delivery service of the Helms Bakery, The Helmsman fits perfectly in this maritime environment"--Courtesy of the Civic Art department, Los Angeles County Arts Commission.
Photograph caption dated October 13, 1984 reads, "'The Helmsman'" stands watch over main channel of Marina del Rey as a small sailboat heads for sea. A pre-dawn storm yesterday dropped a bit of rain on Los Angeles, .12 of an inch downtown, but left skies clear for the rest of the day. More sunshine and cool weather is expected today, but there's a 60 percent chance of rain again tomorrow. Highs today are expected to be in low to mid-70s, with overnight lows in mid-to upper 50s."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00041280
Herald Examiner Collection
HE_b066_f3_i15
CARL0000045255
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/13064
Subject
Statues--California--Marina del Rey
Boats and boating--California--Marina del Rey
Marinas--California--Marina del Rey
Burton W. Chace Park (Marina del Rey, Calif.)
Marina del Rey (Calif.)
Los Angeles Herald-Examiner photographs
Herald-Examiner Collection photographs
Romanelli, Carl

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