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Frances Pyle models a gown at the Times' First Annual Fashion Show, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
October 10, 1935
Publication Information
Los Angeles Times
Contributing Institution
UCLA, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archives
Rights Information
Access to this collection is generously supported by Arcadia funds.
Frances Pyle models a flowing, ruffled gown for the Los Angeles Times' First Annual Fashion Show, where designers from the fashion and entertainment worlds introduced their Fall styles. The dress features sheer shoulder sleeves, and what appears to be a small, bundle of silk flowers pinned at the belted waist. Pyle's ruff collar is also sheer. She holds a Chinese fan in one hand. There were multiple showings of the event--which included amateur and professional models, actors, singing, and other types of entertainment. The show took place in the Los Angeles Times building on 202 West 1st Street, most likely inside what is now the Harry Chandler Auditorium.
Text from newspaper caption of related photograph: Women Crowd Times Auditorium for Fall Fashion Show, Auditorium Taxed to Capacity As Women See Afternoon Parade of Models, Packed to capacity for three shows yesterday, The Times auditorium proved unequal to the crowds demanding admittance to the special fashion show and model parade of fall wearing apparel. Above photo shows crowd at the afternoon show at 2:30 o'clock, which was equaled by the crowd at 11 a.m. and at 5:30 p.m. Three shows are to follow Friday and at the same hours and the advance request for tickets indicates another day of capacity attendance. The show was planned for a single day but requests for admittance were so heavy that an extra three showings were added. ["Fall Styles Make Debut," Los Angeles Times, 11 Oct. 1935]
Text from nitrate negative sleeve: 2595-- Times Fashion Show Crowd, 3 plate pan, 10-10-35, [STAMPED:] OCT 24 1935
Handwritten on nitrate negative: o o, Francis [sic] Pyle
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Fashion models--California--Los Angeles
Evening gowns--California--Los Angeles
Fashion shows--California--Los Angeles
Pyle, Frances
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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