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Shoe storage needed
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Valley Times Photo Collection
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Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
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In 1948, newspaper columnist Steve Ellingson had an idea. Watching his wife sew one day, he wondered if the concept of sewing patterns could be adapted to woodworking. Why not make full-size, traceable patterns for complex or curved project parts which could take some of the difficulty out of project building? So he drafted the first project and launched U-Bild Woodworking Plans. Ellingson enlisted television stars and other celebrities to help sell his product. Today, more than 60 years later, U-Bild is still selling essentially the same product Ellingson first developed.
Photograph caption dated October 10, 1963 reads "Television actress Katherine Crawford shows off a shoe bar, decorative--and useful--storage area. Besides lots of shoe space, there are six compartments for socks, scarves, neckties, gloves and other items, including shoe-shining equipment. Directions for building your own shoe bar may be obtained by sending $1 for shoe bar pattern number 251 to Steve Ellingson, Valley Times TODAY Pattern Dept., P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif."
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Crawford, Katherine,--1944-
U-Bild Inc
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
Actresses--United States
Mail-order business--California--San Fernando Valley
Business enterprises--California--San Fernando Valley
Woodwork--California--San Fernando Valley
Storage cabinets--California--San Fernando Valley
Women's shoes--California--San Fernando Valley
Shoebrushes--California--San Fernando Valley
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
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