Thursday, December 4, 2008

Classic Santa Monica Beach Photo Exhibit

As per the Palisadian-Post, Lifestyle, Page 15, Dec. 4, 2008:

This black-and-white image can be found in the "Hollywood Beach" section of the Gowlands' exhibition at g169. Photo courtesy of Alice and Peter Gowland.


Excerpted from

"Catching the Glamour on Santa Monica Beach

Vintage photos by Alice and Peter Gowland of the Santa Monica beach scene during the war years are on display at g169 gallery, 169 West Channel Rd., Santa Monica Canyon.

The artists' opening reception is Saturday, December 6 from 5 to 8 p.m.

........During World War II, Peter worked as an engineering cinematographer for North American Aviation. He and Alice spent evenings and weekends taking portraits and shooting speculative advertising photographs. Pin-ups became popular with the armed forces, so Alice sold some of their beach pin-ups as magazine covers while Peter was in the service.

The gallery exhibition includes about 80 photographs capturing the culture of California girls, Hollywood's beach and the war years.

Contact: 310-459-4481."

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