|Title||Nudist Convention at Sheraton Villa Motor Inn, San Mateo, 1963|
Nudist Convention at Sheraton Villa Motor Inn, San Mateo, 1963. Black and white negative shows the exterior of the Sheraton Villa Motor Inn. A pole sign with an area for changeable text reads, “WELCOME / NUDIST / CONVENTION.” The photograph is shot near ground level looking upward toward the sign with the Inn at left and a public sidewalk leading to other businesses at right. The image of a young boy wearing only a hat and shoes appears at bottom center. The boy faces away from the camera and walks toward the building holding a United Airlines duffle bag. Part of a series.
Photographer Norton Pearl notes, "This was a publicity picture for the hotel. We were talking with [the] hotel and at the time anything a little 'racy' like a nudist convention was likely to get some newspaper space so the child was the 'twist' we came up with for a nude subject...I used the [United Airlines] bag to give one of my other good clients a little extra plug."
|Studio||Norton Pearl Photography|
|Place||San Mateo, CA|
Airlines - United Airlines
Sheraton Villa Motor Inn
|Copyright||Norton Pearl Photography / San Mateo County Historical Association|