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Fashion showtime with Mr. Blackwell
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Valley Times Photo Collection
Martin, Bob
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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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
Valley Times Collection
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
Dwellings--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles)
Interiors--California--Hancock Park (Los Angeles)
Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Valley Times Collection photographs

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