Aug. 22, 1962: Eva Ban takes one of many phone calls after appearing on front page of the Aug. 20, 1962, Los Angeles Times in a photo with President Kennedy. Son Peter, 13, is on left and daughter Agi, 10 is in background.
An Aug. 23, 1962, L.A. Times story explains:
A measure of fame — all because of President Kennedy’s dash into the surf at Santa Monica on Sunday — has come to a reluctant West Hollywood mother.
Mrs. Eva Ban, wife of architect Alexander Ban, has been getting telephone calls from friends all over the United States.
They recognized her as the laughing woman in a bikini in a picture taken by Times photographer Bill Beebe in the Pacific on the day the President excited beach crowds by his appearance.
“It was only by chance that I happened to be there,” Mrs. Ban explained Tuesday.
“The reason I…
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