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Title
Peggy Hamilton modeling an Adrian cocktail dress (probably by Adrian), 1929
Contributor
Adams, Peggy Hamilton, -- 1890-1984 (subject)
University of California, Los Angeles. -- Library. -- Dept. of Special Collections (repository)
Adrian, -- 1903-1959 (fashionDesigner)
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Collection
Adams (Peggy H.) papers
Rights Information
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Description
Text from negative sleeve: Black dress. 11183. [Printed on sleeve:] Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios
Adrian (Adolph Greenberg), an American costume designer during the 1930s and 1940s, designed costumes for over 250 films. In the 1940's he became a fashion designer as well.
Three of the 7 garments represented in the February 5, 1929 photo session are documented as being by Adrian; the remaining 4 appear to be Adrian designs as well.
Peggy Hamilton modeling a short dark dress with a train. The back and front of the bodice have triangular pieces of sheer net fabric embellished with metallic embroidery.
Printed on edge of negative: FEB 5 29. PUB. 528. BULL. Handwritten on edge of negative: 410. 11183
Details of other photographs in which Hamilton is wearing this dress appear in Peggy Hamilton’s Los Angeles Times feature "Fashions," August 3, 1930. pg. G3 and August 24, 1930, pg. G3
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic negative
Identifier
adamspapers:31
uclamss_1373_0022
ark:/21198/zz002bzbt1
Language
No linguistic content
Subject
Cocktail dresses
Net (textile)
Embroidery (visual works)
Trains (costume components)
Place
California
Culver City
Relation
Peggy Hamilton Adams Papers. Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

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