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Mrs. Leafie Sloan-Orcutt, Dr. J. W. Todd and Miss. Jeanie MacPherson, Los Angeles, 1935
Date Created and/or Issued
Aug 6, 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.
Related to the article, "Judges Choose Solution in Aunt Sunway Contest," Los Angeles Times, 7 Aug. 1935: A2.
Aunt Sunway's Dinner Party was a promotional contest sponsored by the Los Angeles times, in which contestants submit what they think is the best seating arrangement for Martha "Aunt" Sunway's eight dinner guests, based on information about her and her guests in a 31-page booklet. The prizes were worth a total of $12,000, and a model home designed by architects H. Roy Kelley, Edgar F. Bissantz, and Harold G. Spielman was awarded as First
Judges of the Los Angeles Times sponsored contest "Aunt Sunway's Dinner Party" after choosing the solution to the problem. Judges are Mrs. Leafie Sloan-Orcutt, socialite, club leader and art patron, Dr. J. W. Todd, psychology professor at the University of Southern California and Miss. Jeanie MacPherson, screenwriter for Cecil B. DeMille. They are holding up the booklets titled, "Aunt Sunway's Dinner Party."
Handwritten on negative: [top] Dr. J. W. Todd; [right] Miss. Jeanie Macpherson; [left] Mrs. Sloan-Orcutt
Text from newspaper caption: Aunt Sunway Context Judges Begin Task. With the knowledge that the distribution of $12,000 in prizes hung on their decision, the official judges in Aunt Sunway's Dinner Party Contest convened yesterday for the purpose of deciding the most tactful seating arrangement of the eight fiction characters around whom the recent Times contest revolved. The judges are prominent socially and as a clubwoman: Dr. J. W. Todd, professor of psychology, University of Southern California; Jeanie Macpherson, scenarist for Cecil B. De Mille and author of "The Ten COmmandments" and "The King of Kings."
Text from negative sleeve: 1567- Aug 14, 1935; L to R - Mrs. Sloan-Orcutt, Dr. J. W. Todd, Miss Jeanie Macpherson; Sunway Contest Judges
b&w nitrate negative
No linguistic content
Contests--California--Los Angeles
Clubwomen--California--Los Angeles
Socialites--California--Los Angeles
Teachers--California--Los Angeles
Screenwriters--California--Los Angeles
Todd, John Welhoff, 1880-1963
Orcutt, Leafie Sloan, 1865-1955
MacPherson, Jeanie, -1946
Los Angeles Times Photographic Collection

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