Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds. In a newspaper article, Senorita Armida identifies herself as Armida Tovar and says that she is from St. Louis ["She Danced Away Her Pounds: Senorita Armida Admits That She Used to Be Just Plain 'Fat,' and Tells How She Attained Her Now Ravishing Figure," Milwaukee Journal, 11 Jun. 1933] Corresponding typescript note (image 21198/zz002dd6c1) reads: Watch your credit. "P & A Photos" LA 15110 (Los Angeles Bureau). Gus Edwards finds new beauty for filmdom. Gus Edwards, has another beautiful young protégé that may appear in motion pictures in the near future. She is a lovely little Spanish girl who is called simply Senorita Armida. Edwards is to supervise the musicals for some of the talking pictures. Photo shows Gus Edwards and his protégé, Senorita Armida. (NY CHI) 9/21/28." Gus Edwards and protégé Senorita Armida atop a luggage cart, which has a "Santa Fe" stamp. Handwritten on negative: Gus Edwards. Text from negative sleeve: Edwards, Gus.