Ben's girls are legion but he rather enjoys the company of dancer Dolly Eitel who is one of the more serious girls around a town not too noted for seriousness.
Anyway, our camera followed them on one of those dates that makes living in a big city so much fun. Taking a long walk may not seem like much fun to some people but when there's a lot to look at and when one is interested in the infinite variety of ethnic neighborhoods such as the Mexican and Chinese which are very strong in Los Angeles, well it's almost like taking a trip to a foreign country... and a lot less expensive too.
Ben has travelled [sic] quite a bit around the country but he hasn't done much travelling [sic] outside. Therefore he is quite curious about the world around him. Los Angeles is good in that respect.
One of these days, he will settle down.
He will do it gladly because he is a rather serious young man.
Until then, he will continue to explore the candy store. Like
any kid he may get a stomach ache or two but it's all part of
the process of growing up. He doesn't want you to worry too much
about him, so don't. If he continues to date nice girls like Dolly,
he should have no trouble when he finds the right girl. Only his
female fans will be understandably disappointed whenever he does.
Caption: One of Ben's favorite dates is Dolly Eitel, a dancer
he has been seeing on and off for well over a year now.
Caption: Don't know what to do on a date? Go for a walk. That's
where you really get to know the girls. Anyway that's what Ben
Caption: Somehow or other, a Chinese telephone booth is more
romantic than an American one. Ben believes that a good booth
holds two people comfortably.
Caption: The beauty of Chinese food is that you get to share
it and that is something Ben likes to do. Dolly thinks it's great
too! (The page seam is cutting off the photo. They are looking
at a menu outside a restaurant.)
Caption: Los Angeles' new Cultural Center is where they ended
up. They bought tickets for a concert but explored the place first.
Caption: Horses, even carousel horses, naturally remind Ben
of the role that brought him to fame, "Kid" Curry on
Alias Smith and Jones.
Caption: It is nice to know where you are. Ben should know
he's on his way to stardom.
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