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Model Mothers at the Ambassador Hotel, view 1
Alternative Title
Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection
Morris, Ralph
Date Created and/or Issued
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: A young woman identified as a "Model Mother" from the Blue Book Model Agency can be seen strolling down a walkway at the Ambassador Hotel holding a child's hand. The model is wearing a shiny black dress belted at the waist, a black hat, black gloves, black shoes, and has a black pouch dangling from her wrist. The little girl wears a short romper with a white blouse underneath, and is holding what appears to be a round hat box with the "Blue Book Models" logo stamped on the top.; 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. Photo dated: October 9, 1945.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm.
Photographic prints
Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection
S-005-767.1 4x5; Clothing and dress-Fashion models.
Ambassador Hotel
Blue Book Model Agency (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.)
Clothing and dress--California--Los Angeles
Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles
Fashion--California--Los Angeles

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