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John Vilelle Stereo Transparencies
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This collection consists of Kodachrome stereo transparencies of The Arches Café, John Vilelle in his garden, and the Mariner's Mile section of Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach.
John Vielle (1897-1981) was born in Santa Ana in 1897. His family moved to Newport Beach about 1906. Vielle worked in a sugar mill and in the oil fields until 1926, when he and a business partner opened a gasoline and service station. The station was named The Arches after its distinctive architectures. Located on land purchased by John Vilelle's father, the service station was on the corner of the newly opened Coast Highway and Balboa Avenue in Newport Beach. Vilelle's business partner left after a brief time. Vilelle eventually added a restaurant next to the service station, which became a popular spot for both locales and Hollywood actors visiting Newport Beach. In 1955, Vilelle sold The Arches restaurant to Bob Batchelor.
34 Kodachrome stereo transparencies
Property rights to the physical object belong to the Sherman Library. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The Sherman Library do not hold the copyright.
This collection is open for research. The collection includes a set of reference prints made from the transparencies