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[Japanese roller derby skaters of Los Angeles Thunderbirds at Kawafuku restaurant, Los Angeles, California, July 16, 1970]

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[Japanese roller derby skaters of Los Angeles Thunderbirds at Kawafuku restaurant, Los Angeles, California, July 16, 1970]
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Neg Type: 120.00 mm

Los Angeles, Calif., July 16, 1970

(96.267.1155)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

1 negative : b&w.; ; 120 mm.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, July 17, 1970.

Los Angeles Thunderbirds present two Japanese roller derby skaters, Yoko Sasaki and Miki Tsunoda, to the press at Kawafuku restaurant in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, California, July 16, 1970. An African American man in suit stands behind four young Japanese and Caucasian men and women in white jackets holding a pennant, "1969 World Champions L.A. Thunderbirds". They are identified (left to right): Women's Captain Terri Lynch, Sasaki, John Hall of Thunderbird management, Tsunoda, Ralph Valladares of Thunderbirds.

Inscription
Typed on original envelope: Japanese Roller Derby Skaters at Kawafuku.

History
Lynch and Valladares were trainers for Sasaki and Tsunoda when they joined the Thunderbirds.

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