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This collection includes approximately 40,000 photographs by commercial photographer Ralph Morris, who worked in the Los Angeles area from 1939-1981. His advertising and industrial clients included department stores, restaurants, the automobile and petroleum industries as well as business executives. Also included is the Luckhaus Studio collection of architecture, fashion, the movie industry, sports and street scenes, images which Morris obtained in 1939. View 2: Two young women identified as "Model Mothers" from the Blue Book Model Agency can be seen sitting on lounge chairs next to the pool at the Ambassador Hotel as two small children sit by their side. Both models as well as the children are wearing bathing suits.; The Blue Book Model Agency had its offices at the Ambassador Hotel, located at 3400 Wilshire Blvd.; its most famous model was Marilyn Monroe, who signed on with the agency in 1946. Photo dated: October 9, 1945.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm. Photographic prints
00072830 Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection S-005-767.2 4x5; Clothing and dress-Fashion models. CARL0000077999 http://188.8.131.52/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/122953
Ambassador Hotel Blue Book Model Agency (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.) Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles Swimming pools--California--Los Angeles Bathing suits--California--Los Angeles Fashion--California--Los Angeles