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Model Mothers at the Ambassador Hotel, view 8
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Morris, Ralph
Date Created and/or Issued
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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.
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.
View 8: Two young women identified as "Model Mothers" can be seen sitting on either side of a desk at the offices of the Blue Book Model Agency. Two small children, a boy and a girl, stand next to the model on the right, as a woman sitting behind the desk looks on and smiles. Photo dated: October 9, 1945.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm.
Photographic prints
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
S-005-767.8 4x5
Ambassador Hotel
Blue Book Model Agency (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles
Children--California--Los Angeles
Fashion--California--Los Angeles
Women--California--Los Angeles

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