Crowd at the bar, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Crowd at the bar, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Merriman, Ted
- Date Created
- No linguistic content
- Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
Thomas "Sonny" Maddox was a popular businessman who arrived in Los Angeles from Benton, Louisiana in the 1920s or 1930s. He found success with ventures such as the Flamingo Motel and a partnership in Woodlawn Cemetery. He was an avid fisherman, and known to be generous to those who were less fortunate. He died in 1984.
Julius Howard "Stuff" Crouch was a nightclub host in Los Angeles for many years, and friend of musicians such as Count Basie.
Alice (Alyce) Key was a Los Angeles dancer who later became a journalist, community activist, and political leader.
All information concerning the content and description of the image was provided by Walter Gordon.
Stuff Crouch is facing the camera on the far left, in the crowd near the bar with his wife, Dottsie, to the right, her face partially hidden. Alyce Key is at the bar, with blond hair. Maudine Simmons Creswell is just to the right of Key (white hat). Visible between and behind them is Sonny Maddox (eyes closed).
- 1 photograph : b&w
- Black-and-white photographs
- Subject topic
African American women journalists--California--Los Angeles
African American businesspeople--California--Los Angeles
Key, Alyce, 1911-2010
Creswell, Maudine Simmons, b. 1912 or 13
Harris, Cassie, b. 1907 or 08
Crouch, Dottsie Bloodworth, 1921-1969
Maddox, Sonny, d. 1984
Crouch, Stuff, 1900-1966
- California--Los Angeles
- Resource type
- still image
Find This Item
- University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections
- Local identifier
Collection 1867 Box 1 Folder 5
- Manifest url
- Rights statement