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Title
Model Mothers at the Ambassador Hotel, view 11
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Creator
Morris, Ralph
Date Created and/or Issued
1945
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
This collection includes approximately 40,000 photographs by commercial photographer Ralph Morris, who worked in the Los Angeles area from 1939-1981. His advertising and industrial clients included department stores, restaurants, the automobile and petroleum industries as well as business executives. Also included is the Luckhaus Studio collection of architecture, fashion, the movie industry, sports and street scenes, images which Morris obtained in 1939.
View 11: A young woman identified as a "Model Mother" from the Blue Book Model Agency can be seen on the grounds of the Ambassador Hotel chatting with a small child. The model is wearing a black skirt, beige long-sleeved blouse, black headband, black gloves, and black shoes. The little boy wears a short romper with a plaid shirt underneath as he climbs a large ladder with only three rungs.; The Blue Book Model Agency had its offices at the Ambassador Hotel, located at 3400 Wilshire Blvd.; its most famous model was Marilyn Monroe, who signed on with the agency in 1946. Photo dated: October 9, 1945.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 11 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00072823
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
S-005-767.11 4x5; Clothing and dress-Fashion models.
CARL0000078030
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/122970
Subject
Ambassador Hotel
Blue Book Model Agency (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Clothing and dress--California--Los Angeles
Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Fashion--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles

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