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Travis Banton was the chief designer at Paramount Pictures. He is considered one of the most important Hollywood costume designers of the 1930s. Eugene Richee was a studio photographer who worked for Paramount Pictures from 1925 to 1935 and later worked for MGM and Warner Brothers. Peggy Hamilton modeling a hostess gown designed by Travis Banton. The 2-piece gown has a satin sheath with a gold lace overlay speckled with tiny pearls, with an open over-gown of 3 tiered layers of turquoise chiffon with bell sleeves and bordered with gold and shaded blue beads This photograph appears in Peggy Hamilton’s Los Angeles Times feature "Fashions," September 11, 1932, pg. F4 Handwritten on edge of negative: PFL-11 [should read "FPL": Famous Players Lasky; later Paramount]] Text from negative sleeve: PFL-11 Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.