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 5: A woman from the Blue Book Model Agency looks at herself in a mirror as she adjusts her hat. She wears a black dress and a strand of pearls, and her hair has been fashionably swept up. The hat consists of a large cluster of flowers attached to tulle netting, which she ties in a bow below her chin.; 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
Blue Book Model Agency (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.) Clothing and dress--California--Los Angeles Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles Fashion--California--Los Angeles Hats--California--Los Angeles Reflections