1975 Signed Photo~la Councilman Marvin Braude~protected Santa Monica Mt~ban Cigs
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1975 Signed Photo~la Councilman Marvin Braude~protected Santa Monica Mt~ban Cigs:
This 8" by 10" black and white glossy signed photograph pictures MARVIN BRAUDE (1920-2005) a member of the Los Angeles City Council for 32 years, between 1965 and 1997. He was the thrid longest serving council member in the history of the city. Braude was known for protecting the open space of the Santa Monica Mountains and sucessfully pushing the city to ban smoking in restaurants and government buildings. Braude was co-founder and first president of the Santa Monica Mountains Regional Park Association, founder of Capital for Small Business in Los Angeles, and president of the Crestwood Hills Association. He was described as being "professional, cranky and wonkish...abrupt and cantakerous, especially with those who stood in his way." His trademarks were the Sears Roebuck & Co. suits he ordered from catalogs. Included with the photo is a September 30, 1975 letter typed on the Councilman's stationery acknowledging the photo. This vintage photo, showing light wear from age and storage, will make a fine addition to any collection.