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Photograph was edited for publication purposes; Title supplied by cataloger. Mr. Blackwell was born Richard Sylvan Selzer in Brooklyn, New York, on August 29, 1922. He was a fashion designer, fashion critic, journalist and radio and television personality. He became best known for his "Best and Worst Dressed" lists, issued annually from 1960 to 2007, and for his Academy Awards fashion reviews. Blackwell worked and lived with his partner Robert Spencer for more than 60 years. He died on October 19, 2008. Photograph caption dated May 7, 1964 reads "Jane Russell and Beryl Davis entertain." The article partially reads "Undaunted by the fact that most of the fall line had been stolen two days before, California couturier Mr. Blackwell staged a fashion show to end all fashion shows Monday night at his Windsor Square mansion." Windsor Square is in the Hancock Park/Greater Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles.; See images #00121760 through #001121764, #001121620, and #001121801 through #001121802 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00121761 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d026_f4_i17 CARL0005388875 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/53310
Russell, Jane,--1921-2011 Davis, Beryl Blackwell,--Mr.--Homes and haunts Women--California--Los Angeles Television actors and actresses--United States Motion picture actors and actresses--United States Singers--United States Fashion shows--California--Los Angeles Women's clothing--California--Los Angeles Evening gowns--California--Los Angeles Gloves--California--Los Angeles Microphones Dwellings--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Interiors--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles) Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs