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[Virgil Mirano photographs of Los Angeles Victorian architecture].
BANC PIC 2019.033--PIC PIC box 1; BANC PIC 2019.033--LAN LAN box 1; BANC PIC 1993-2019--NEG(strip) misc. box 7; BANC PIC 2019.033
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Title:

[Virgil Mirano photographs of Los Angeles Victorian architecture]
Victorian Architecture of Los Angeles

Creator/Contributor:

Mirano, Virgil, creator, photographer.

Creator/Contributor:

Environmental Communications (Firm : Venice, Calif.), publisher.

Abstract:

Documentation of Victorian architecture in Los Angeles, chiefly in the Bunker Hill area of downtown. Photographs depict exterior and interior views of residential houses and other structures, many of which were later demolished. Some views show structures being relocated, or in their new locations after having been cleared from Bunker Hill for the purpose of redevelopment. The effort to save structures that were to be torn down is evident in some views (e.g. "Save me" signs). Also includes a photocopy of Victorian Architecture of Los Angeles, a pamphlet written by Mirano and published by Environmental Communications in 1974 to promote preservation and restoration of historic structures; photocopies of a map of historic buildings and sites in the Bunker Hill area; and photocopies of a street map of the Bunker Hill area circa 1960.

Date:

1957 (issued)

Subject:

n-us-ca
Architecture, Victorian -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs
Architecture, Victorian -- Conservation and restoration -- California -- Los Angeles
Historic buildings -- California -- Los Angeles -- Photographs
Bunker Hill (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Photographs
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Photographs
Los Angeles (Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc

Note:

Title devised by cataloger.
Photographed by Virgil Mirano.
Approximate extent of each medium: 1,100 slides, 190 negatives and 80 prints.
Film formats present: 35mm slides, all color; 35mm and 120 negatives, both color and b&w.
Many images found in negatives are not present in prints.
SLIDES and NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.
Virgil Mirano photographs of Los Angeles Victorian architecture, BANC PIC 2019.033, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Purchase ; from Dawson's Book Shop ; 2018.
Virgil Mirano (January 3, 1937-January 31, 2018): affiliated with Visual Effects Society; worked as a stills photographer for the visual effects trade of the motion picture industry, most notably for films Blade Runner, Ghostbusters, 2010 and Star Trek: The Motion Picture; also served as a docent at Getty Center, and worked as a teacher of photography.
Folder list available in library.

Type:

graphic
Slides, color.

Physical Description:

photonegative
photoprint
slide
approximately 1,370 photographs in 2 boxes and 7 sleeves : film slides, film negatives and prints, chiefly color ; sheets 21 x 26 cm or smaller

Language:

English

Identifier:

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/reference-online
BANC PIC 2019.033--PIC PIC box 1
BANC PIC 2019.033--LAN LAN box 1
BANC PIC 1993-2019--NEG(strip) misc. box 7
BANC PIC 2019.033

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

SLIDES and NEGATIVES: RESTRICTED. Available for use by appointment only. Inquiries should be submitted to Bancroft Reference via the Reference Inquiry form.

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