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Title
Armchair comfort and versatility
Alternative Title
Valley Times Photo Collection
Contributor
This project was supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian
Made accessible through a grant from the John Randolph Haynes and Dora Haynes Foundation and Photo Friends
Date Created and/or Issued
1962
Contributing Institution
Los Angeles Public Library
Collection
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
Rights Information
Images available for reproduction and use. Please see the Ordering & Use page at http://tessa.lapl.org/OrderingUse.html for additional information.
Description
Photograph was edited for publication purposes
In 1948, newspaper columnist Steve Ellingson had an idea. Watching his wife sew one day, he wondered if the concept of sewing patterns could be adapted to woodworking. Why not make full-size, traceable patterns for complex or curved project parts which could take some of the difficulty out of project building? So he drafted the first project and launched U-Bild Woodworking Plans. Ellingson enlisted television stars and other celebrities to help sell his product. Today, more than 60 years later, U-Bild is still selling essentially the same product Ellingson first developed.
Photograph caption dated August 2, 1962 reads "Here, with NBC's Anne Morell, are two versatile chairs for summer (or winter). Actually, the two pieces are alike--the only difference is that one is upholstered with webbing while an outdoor furniture pad is used on the other. The wheels make them portable, so you can follow the sun, and the fun, all around your property. Either chair is easy to build an inexpensive. Supplies are carried at local dealers and the full-size pattern No. 291 may be obtained by sending $1 to Steve Ellingson, Valley Times TODAY Pattern Dept., P.O. Box 2383, Van Nuys, Calif."
Type
Image
Format
1 photographic print :b&w ;21 x 26 cm.
Photographic prints
Identifier
00130991
Valley Times Collection
HCNVT_d036_f15_i11
CARL0005521245
http://173.196.26.125/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/61562
Subject
Morell, Anne
NBC Television Network--Employees
U-Bild Inc
Women--California--San Fernando Valley
Television actors and actresses--United States
Actresses--United States
Mail-order business--California--San Fernando Valley
Business enterprises--California--San Fernando Valley
Woodwork--California--San Fernando Valley
Chairs--California--San Fernando Valley
Outdoor furniture--California--San Fernando Valley
Gestures
San Fernando Valley (Calif.)
Portrait photographs
Valley Times Collection photographs
Time Period
1961-1970

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