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. Interior view of a Thrifty Drug Store soda fountain counter. Two people are promoting "The Calcutta", Thrifty's tantalizing summer drink, in honor of the Paramount film, "Calcutta". The young women in costume is holding a advertisement for both the drink and the film. The face of June Duprez, a star from the film, is present on the ad.
Duprez, June,--1918-1984 Thrifty Drug Stores, Inc Soda fountains--California--Los Angeles Advertising--California--Los Angeles Costumes Drugstores--California--Los Angeles Paramount Pictures Corporation