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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 6: A boy wearing a dark romper and a girl wearing a short dress, stand facing a wall full of magazine covers featuring young models in various stages of pose. A stuffed toy monkey sits on the floor between them. These may be two of the "Model Mothers" children, from the Blue Book Model Agency.; 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 ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00072806 Ralph Morris Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection S-005-767.6 4x5; Clothing and dress-Fashion models. CARL0000078026 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/122967
Ambassador Hotel Blue Book Model Agency (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.) Children's clothing--California--Los Angeles Magazine covers--California--Los Angeles Children--California--Los Angeles Fashion--California--Los Angeles