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"Florentine Girls" playing ball, view 3
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 3 - Four women identified as "Florentine Girls", can be seen in a football-like formation; they are playing this popular sport on one of the numerous beaches in Southern California. All are bent at the waist, with the three young women in the front row "hiking" the ball to the young woman at the rear - no pun intended. 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-008-090.3 4x5
Exercise for women--California, Southern
Football--California, Southern
Beaches--California, Southern
Women--California, Southern

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