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  • Contributing Institution: Pepperdine University. Special Collections and University Archives.
    Title: Annette and Doris Anderson Family Photographs
    Creator: Anderson, Annette
    Identifier/Call Number: 0164
    Physical Description: 848.79 Megabytes (272 digitized images)
    Date (inclusive): 1931 - 1967
    Abstract: The Anderson family lived in the Malibu Lakeside community in the Santa Monica Mountains from 1929 to 1976. This digital collection features photographs of the Anderson family cabin and the Malibu Lakeside community center, and scans of promotional and other materials related to community events. This collection also includes photographs and postcards from other prominent destinations in the Santa Monica Mountains, such as Malibou Lake, Lake Enchanto and the Seminole Hot Springs. Materials date from 1930 to 1967.
    Language of Material: English .

    Conditions Governing Access

    This is a collection of digital images, and Pepperdine does not posess the originals. Access copies of digital images are available as JPG files. Please contact Pepperdine Special Collections for access.


    The digital collection is arranged in the following five series: 1. Anderson Family, 2. Malibu Lakeside, 3. Malibou Lake, 4. Lake Enchanto, 5. Seminole Hot Springs.

    Biographical / Historical

    Malibu Lakeside is a small residential community located in the Santa Monica Mountains, adjacent to Malibu Creek State Park. Los Angeles real estate developer H.L. Averil sold the first lots in 1924, two years after the foundation of nearby private community Malibou Lake Mountain Club. Many early residents were middle class Angelenos, using their cabins as a weekend escape from the city. Every homeowner held a stake in the Lakeside Mutual Water Company, which in turn helped fund the community center, which boasted a large clubhouse, swimming pool, softball and tennis courts, and a playground.
    The Anderson family lived in Malibu Lakeside from 1929 to 1976. Sisters Annette and Doris grew up in the community, and their parents, Milton and Dorothy, were deeply involved in community events. Notably, Milton Anderson won the Lakeside Tennis Tournament for ten straight years until they eventually let him keep the memorial trophy. The Anderson family often visited other attractions located in the Santa Monica Mountains in the 1940s, such as Lake Enchanto and the Seminole Hot Springs.
    Lake Enchanto was briefly owned by Arthur Edeson and Warren Shobert, members of the Malibou Lake Mountain Club, who thought to turn the area into a destination resort. Together with their partner, lawyer Charles Hinman, they built a dance floor, canoe lake, and the largest swimming pool in the Western United States at the time, which could fit over 3,000 swimmers. Lake Enchanto waned in popularity through the 1960s, eventually shutting down when Hinman went to jail in 1969. In 1977, actor Peter Strauss purchased the land, fixed it up, and sold it to the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy. The area is now open to the public as the Peter Strauss Ranch, part of the Santa Monica Mountains State Park.
    Seminole Hot Springs was founded by real estate magnet Lucky Baldwin in the early twentieth century, and was immensely popular through the 1920s and 30s. The resort featured a full-service spa, a Roman-style indoor bath, mineral pools, swimming pool, dance hall, restaurant, and rental cabins. The water came from a natural 116 degree mineral spring below the property. Mineral baths dwindled in popularity through the 1950s and 60s, until the spa finally closed in 1967. A trailer park now occupies the space.
    In November of 2018, the Woolsey Fire decimated large portions of the Santa Monica Mountains. Many homes in Malibu Lakeside, Malibou Lake Mountain Club, and the Seminole Hot Springs trailer park were damaged or destroyed.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Annette and Doris Anderson Family Photographs, Collection no. 0164, Malibu Historical Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University Libraries, Pepperdine University.

    Processing Information

    This collection was a donation from Patty Broussard, daughter of Annette Anderson and Wendy Cates, niece of Annette Anderson. Brian Rooney digitized the materials and provided titles and information about the contents of each image. Although the file names have been changed in accordance with the institution's file naming conventions, Rooney's original titles are kept as Item titles. Rooney's notes about each item have been transcribed in the corresponding item's Scope and Content note. The order of images has been slightly altered to allow for a more logical arrangement.
    This collection was arranged and described by Reilly Saint Amand, June 2019.

    Scope and Contents

    The collection contains 272 digitized items taken or collected by the Anderson family, residents of Malibu Lakeside from 1929 to 1976. Materials include photographs of the Anderson family's cabin as well as the family enjoying the community center, clubhouse, and pool. Also included are scans of realty material, and scans of tickets and promotional material for community events. This collection also includes photographs and postcards from other prominent destinations in the Santa Monica Mountains, such as Malibou Lake, Lake Enchanto and the Seminole Hot Springs.

    Conditions Governing Use

    Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Malibu Creek State Park (Calif.)
    Real estate development -- California -- Malibu
    Santa Monica Mountains (Calif.)