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Morrison (Patt) collection of Los Angeles memorabilia
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A collection of four board games, nine cans of "smog," a button and t-shirt relating to the 1984 Summer Olympics, and a dish towel collected by journalist, author, and radio-television personality Patt Morrison. Most of the items in the collection relate to Los Angeles smog and air pollution, but a few of the items relate to Los Angeles generally. The collection's board games include two copies of the board game titled "Smog: The Air Pollution Game" made by Urban Systems, Inc. and the Los Angeles Edition of the Monopoly board game. The "smog in a can" items include cans of "smog" with various colorful labels: "Genuine Los Angeles Smog," "Vintage Quality Certified Smog," and "Pure Northern California Air." The button and t-shirt both feature art by Lazar Lou showing an athlete wearing a gas mask running in the Olympic torch relay trailing a dark cloud of smog.
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