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Beauty contest winners
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Morris, Ralph
Date Created and/or Issued
Circa 1944
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
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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.
Women in bathing suits on the lawn of the Ambassador Hotel are holding trophies they have won in a beauty contest, which was part of the effort to support World War II.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
Wars-World War II-Home front.; S-005-977 4x5
Ambassador Hotel
Bathing suits--California--Los Angeles
Beauty contests--California--Los Angeles
World War, 1939-1945

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