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PhotographÂ 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 October 15, 1964 reads "Costume in black and white." The article partially reads "Mr. Blackwell, the California couturier who never bores an audience, either with his clothes or his conversation, managed to come up with new fashion show stoppers when he opened his elegant Windsor Square home to press and buyers." Windsor Square is in the Hancock Park/Greater Wilshire neighborhood of Los Angeles.; See images #001121804 through #001121811 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;26 x 21 cm. Photographic prints
00121808 ValleyÂ Times Collection HCNVT_d026_f4_i30 CARL0005388886 http://22.214.171.124/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/53321
Blackwell,--Mr.--Homes and haunts Models (Persons)--California--Los Angeles Women--California--Los Angeles Women's clothing--California--Los Angeles Women's hats--California--Los Angeles Fashion shows--California--Los Angeles Hancock Park (Los Angeles, Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs