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 12: A young woman identified as a "Model Mother" from the Blue Book Model Agency can be seen sitting on an upholstered bench with a small child standing next to her, as they both look into a compact. The model is wearing a shiny black dress belted at the waist, a black hat, and black shoes. The little girl wears a short romper with a white blouse underneath; a round box, possibly a hat box with the "Blue Book Models" logo stamped on the top lid, lies on the bench next to the child.; 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;13 x 11 cm. Photographic prints