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 7: Five models, all fashionably dressed, sit in the middle of the floor creating hats and hair ornaments of various styles; some girls have pinned their completed designs atop their heads. Visible on the floor between them: black tulle netting; small decorative flowers; ribbons; spools of thread; measuring tape; small pieces of fabric; etc. These beauties all hail 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.
1 photographic print :b&w ;11 x 13 cm. Photographic prints
Blue Book Model Agency (Hollywood, Los Angeles, Calif.) Clothing and dress--California--Los Angeles Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles Hair ornaments--California--Los Angeles Fashion--California--Los Angeles Hats--California--Los Angeles