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The Committee Of One Hundred
From 11:30am-1:30pm, The Committee of One Hundred presents its annual luncheon at the Balboa Park Club. The Gertrude Gilbert Award will be given to Vicki Estrada, and the Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue Award will be given to Richard S. Requa. Guest speaker Welton Jones will discuss “The Naked Truth,” shedding on Zoro Garden, a major attraction of Balboa Park’s California Pacific International Exposition in 1935-36. This fenced, outdoor amphitheatre was where young men and women lounged on display each day wearing no clothing. Visitors could observe the members of this “nudist colony” exercising, playing various sports, cooking, and consuming meals and performing daily in a pageant celebrating the “heliotherapy of naturism.” Who were these people, and just how naked were they? Seventy-seven years later Zoro Garden still stands, now a butterfly sanctuary, but there are no definitive accounts of what went on there. Jones will set the record straight. Lunch will be catered by The Prado Restaurant. Membership not required. (www.c100.org)