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Blue Book Model at the beach
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Morris, Ralph
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.
A Blue Book model can be seen posing in a bathing suit at an unidentified beach. She holds a ball over her head and stands on the balls of her feet; a banner that reads "Some like it hot!" is draped over her shoulder and across her chest. The Blue Book Model Agency had its offices in the Ambassador Hotel; the most famous Blue Book Model was Marilyn Monroe, who signed on with the agency in 1946.
1 photographic print :b&w ;9 x 12 cm.
Photographic prints
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
S-007-850 4x5; Clothing and dress-Fashion models.
Clothing and dress--California
Models (Persons)--California
Bathing suits--California

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