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"Florentine Girls" buried in sand, view 1
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.
View 1 - Four women identified as "Florentine Girls", enjoy one of the numerous beaches in Southern California. In this photo, they appear to be either laying on their bellies with upper torsos lifted off the sand, or buried waist deep in the sand with all of them smiling and looking toward their right. Three of these beach beauties have been identified as: Barbara Moffett, Yvonne Elmore (DeCarlo), and Betty Emore. It is unknown which girl is which.
1 photograph :b&w
Photographic prints
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
S-008-090.1 4x5
Beaches--California, Southern
Women--California, Southern

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