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  • historicalzg - 1Reply
    I'm sure there was more discussion of the hooded photo on both HZ and HZG but this is all I've been able to find as of today:

    ziegfeldgrrl wrote on Mar 22, '10:

    Usually she's been called "Constance Nunder" but with nothing really to go by.... she wrote etiquette books :razz: Wonder what chapter this fell under?

    Will keep it in mind, vlad. As usual great sleuthing.

    helenakaterina wrote on Dec 12, '07:

    How was the identification made? From an artistic viewpoint this is one of ACJ's most important photos, and one that has, I should think, considerable bearing on H.'s theory that some of ACJ's models were aristocrats, if we knew more about her.

    ziegfeldgrrl wrote on Dec 13, '07:

    The name was given, along with a smaller image of this photo, by a major dealer of authentic ACJ photos. According to this dealer, the title of the image is "Nude With A Satin Veil."
  • historicalzg - 1Reply
    Added this album today from HZG.

Vlad, from HZ March 21, 2010:

Carrie Munn (Carolyn Nunder) ...a famous dress designer...

http://www.ibdb.com/person.php?id=400209

She was in “Aphrodite” (1919) with Annette Bade and wrote “Every Day Problems In Etiquette” (1922).

“For those living in the early twentieth century, numerous guides existed including Carolyn Nunder's Everyday Problems in Etiquette, published in 1922, and perhaps the most famous of all, Emily Post's Etiquette, with the first edition published in 1922 as well.”

Carolyn Nunder is mentioned in The Green book magazine (1918), vol. 20, page 961:

"Carrie Munn was born Carolyn Nunder in Buffalo, New York on January 29, 1898. In 1924 she married Orson D. Munn, a lawyer and owner of the Scientific American magazine ..."

Obituary Published February 18, 1984:

http://www.nytimes.com/1984/02/18/obituaries/carrie-munn-dress-designer-in-the-40-s-and-50-s-is-dead.html

Carrie Munn, Dress Designer In the 40's and 50's, Is Dead

"Carrie Munn, a famous dress designer who created custom clothes for women in the 1940's and 50's, died of a stroke Wednesday at Presbyterian Hospital. She was in her 80's and lived in Manhattan. Mrs. Munn was best known for her feminine designs, which featured billowing skirts and slim waists and used lace, sequins and ribbon. She also designed ready-to-wear clothes.

She was born in Buffalo and in 1924 married Orson D. Munn, who was the editor and publisher of Scientific American magazine until he sold his interest in 1947. Mr. Munn died in 1958.

In 1942, without any formal training in fashion design, Mrs. Munn opened a dress shop, Carrie Munn, at 640 Madison Avenue. Among her most popular designs was a quilted tapestry skirt decorated with sequins. Mrs. Munn was known for her parties at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, which featured shows of her most recent designs.

Mrs. Munn is survived by a son, Orson D. of Manhattan; a sister, Alberta Nunder of Colorado Springs, and two grandchildren."

 

 

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