Art: In Laguna

When a Laguna Beach, Calif. garage owner named Harold Bradley was solemnly tapped on the back by his grey-haired fellow citizen Roy M. Ropp and told: "You are The Laughing Cavalier," he neither called a cop, took to his heels, nor swung on the tapper. Like all good Lagunites, Bradley knew at once that this tapping singled him out for an honor—the honor of depicting one of the Living Masterpieces in Director Ropp's famed "Pageant of the Masters."

Of all the art colonies in California, Laguna is the artiest. Once a year, Laguna citizens...

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