Framework

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Frankie needs a smoke

Frankie needs a smoke

The original April 23, 1953, Los Angeles Times caption reported:

New arrivals at Griffith Park Zoo are too upsetting to Frankie, the monkey. Too much noise, he commented, as he lit a cigarette and decided that he’d ignore noisy elephants.

Frankie, a chimpanzee, is mentioned in several 1950s Los Angeles Times stories as an animal actor in shows at the Griffith Park Zoo.

On a slow news day, staff photographers often visited popular locations looking for stand-alone photos. On April 22, 1953, it was photographer Art Rogers’ turn to come up with some local news art.

scott.harrison@latimes.com

Follow Scott Harrison on Twitter and Google+

Thumbnail view of all From the Archive posts.

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.

Required

Required, will not be published

Advertisement
SHOP LA TIMES PHOTOS
Browse All Photos »

RECENT COMMENTS