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The Resource Putting it over, by Amanda Otto, author of "Six weeks in Chicago," "A return to Lincoln," "A stop-over in Denver," "Two weeks in Tekoa," "A vacation in California," "A roam of the three," "Fairs and fares," etc. etc

Putting it over, by Amanda Otto, author of "Six weeks in Chicago," "A return to Lincoln," "A stop-over in Denver," "Two weeks in Tekoa," "A vacation in California," "A roam of the three," "Fairs and fares," etc. etc

Label
Putting it over
Title
Putting it over
Statement of responsibility
by Amanda Otto, author of "Six weeks in Chicago," "A return to Lincoln," "A stop-over in Denver," "Two weeks in Tekoa," "A vacation in California," "A roam of the three," "Fairs and fares," etc. etc
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Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Photograph album and memoir documenting the author's elopement from Portland, Oregon with her husband-to-be William Everett Marion and their honeymoon trip to California in May-June 1921.
Cataloging source
CLU
Characteristic
picture
Summary expansion
Amanda Otto, secretary to the editor of The Oregonian, and her husband William Marion, former assistant City Editor at the Oregonian and then secretary of the Portland Civil Service Commission, managed to "Put it over" on all their friends and family as they eloped to Alameda, California where they were married, and traveled to Southern California on their honeymoon. The album includes many photos of the sights along their trip, as well as the stunned reactions and congratulations, letters, and photos of telegrams from everyone who knew them, including a laudatory column and photos of Ben Hur Lampman, associate editor of the Oregonian and later, poet laureate of Oregon from 1951 to 1954. The couple boarded the Southern Pacific Shasta Limited from Portland to Oakland, California, a journey recorded in Amanda's accompanying typescript narrative in which she describes her fellow travelers and their idiosyncrasies and conversations, as well as the often gloomy rainy weather as they passed through Salem, Dunsmuir, Northern California and into Oakland. Following the wedding ceremony in the Oakland home of Amanda's friends Edna and Peter Peterson, at which the Rev. Fred Morrison of the Boulevard Congregational Church in Alameda officiated, the newly-weds spent time in San Francisco where they saw Al Jolson at the Tivoli Theatre, feasted at John's Grill, and stayed at the Palace Hotel. Heading south, they visited friends in the movie industry in Hollywood, drove through the Christie Comedies, the Charles Ray, Bill Hart, and Hampton Studios, where they saw the sets for Douglas Fairbanks' Three Musketeers, the first of the grand Fairbanks costume films. In Beverly Hills they saw Gloria Swanson's home, and in Los Angeles, stayed at the Clark Hotel. In Long Beach, Everett negotiated a reduced rate for their oceanview room at the Virginia Hotel on Ocean Avenue, where they paid $10 a day, rather than $20. In Riverside, there are photos of the cactus garden in White Park (named in honor of Albert S. White, the city's first superintendant of parks), and the Mission Inn. One photo shows the beach at Naples, a community of canals in Long Beach that A.M. Parson tried to develop in the early 1900s, and the lone resort hotel, the Naples Hotel (Hotel Napoli), which was later demolished. They pass the orange groves of the Chapman ranch in Fullerton on their way to the Grinnel orange ranch where they walk up and down the aisles of the groves picking and eating oranges. They visit Seal Beach, and Redondo Beach, admire the lagoon and Grand Canal and the "rapid transit vehicles" of Venice, and in one of the arcade stalls there Amanda throws the dice and wins a doll. They had a wonderful time visiting the Busch Gardens and the Adolphus Busch home, "Ivy Wall" in Pasadena, and they enjoy the Pier and the Camera Obscura in Santa Monica, as well as other sites of Southern California at the beginning of the Jazz Age. Other photos of interest include the Wentworth Hotel in Pasadena, built in 1907, but reopened in 1911 as the Hotel Huntington after Henry Huntington assumed ownership; a view of downtown Oakland from the Hotel Oakland; and Congdon Castle (also called "Westhome") in Yakima, Washington, a wonderful and unique example of American Arts and Crafts architecture, completed in 1916. Amanda and Everett remained married for nearly 50 years, and the album includes a much later photo of them as septuagenarians
Technique
not applicable
Label
Putting it over, by Amanda Otto, author of "Six weeks in Chicago," "A return to Lincoln," "A stop-over in Denver," "Two weeks in Tekoa," "A vacation in California," "A roam of the three," "Fairs and fares," etc. etc
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Copyright
Note
  • The album is both a photograph album and a diary/memoir, with leaves typescript narrative by Amanda Otto (with some typed comments interjected by her husband) interleaved with leaves of mounted photographs. Photographs are mounted on rectos of leaves of gray paper stock, one or two to a page; all contain typescript captions
  • Bound in limp tan suede covers, with title gold-stamped on upper cover; gray silk endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 x 17 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (172 leaves, 219 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, Jordan Antiquarian Books, 2017.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028009670
  • ucoclc1028009670
Label
Putting it over, by Amanda Otto, author of "Six weeks in Chicago," "A return to Lincoln," "A stop-over in Denver," "Two weeks in Tekoa," "A vacation in California," "A roam of the three," "Fairs and fares," etc. etc
Production
Copyright
Note
  • The album is both a photograph album and a diary/memoir, with leaves typescript narrative by Amanda Otto (with some typed comments interjected by her husband) interleaved with leaves of mounted photographs. Photographs are mounted on rectos of leaves of gray paper stock, one or two to a page; all contain typescript captions
  • Bound in limp tan suede covers, with title gold-stamped on upper cover; gray silk endpapers
  • Part of the Photograph Album Collection (Collection 94) in Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
25 x 17 cm (album)
Extent
1 album (172 leaves, 219 photographic prints)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: in modern beige cloth clamshell case. Purchase, Jordan Antiquarian Books, 2017.
Other physical details
gelatin silver
Primary support material
paper
Secondary support material
paper
Specific material designation
photoprint
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1028009670
  • ucoclc1028009670

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