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Jane and Janey
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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Jane Withers is best known for being one of the most popular child film stars of the 1930s and early 1940s, as well as for her portrayal of "Josephine the Plumber" in a series of TV commercials for Comet cleanser in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Photograph caption dated March 4, 1959 reads, "Actress Jane Withers looks over group of 'Janey' dolls which she creates and makes, as young son Kenneth Errair plays with one. Jane, who is now considering turning doll-making operation over to toy firm, will use proceeds of 'Janey' sales for construction of youth center where youngsters will be taught woodworking, painting, dancing, homemaking."; See images #00113142 through #00113147 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Valley Times Collection
Withers, Jane,--1926-
Ball, Lucille,--1911-1989--Homes and haunts
Women--California--Los Angeles
Motion picture actors and actresses--United States
Toddlers--California--Los Angeles
Mothers and sons--California--Los Angeles
Rag dolls--California--Los Angeles
Sofas--California--Los Angeles
Cushions--California--Los Angeles
Living rooms--California--Los Angeles
Living room furniture--California--Los Angeles
Cabinets (Case furniture)--California--Los Angeles
Dwellings--California--Chatsworth (Los Angeles)
Interiors--California--Chatsworth (Los Angeles)
Chatsworth (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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