More Model and Ad Pics for ACJ ref_jane 18 September 2013
Sept 18: Added all Ariane Allen items.
More Model and Ad Pics for ACJ ref_jane 18 September 2013
Sept 18: Added all Ariane Allen items.
Fashion Models, Asstd Fashion Photos for Names, Ref_jane 21 August 2013
Updated Aug 25, 2013:
Added crops with names for two pics: The Notions & Novelties Show at the Pennsylvania Hotel in NYC 1936 (Ruth Clark, Carol Arbus, Alice Lorraine and Alice Schultz) and for the Fashion Promenade at the Hotel Astor in NYC 1935 (Lady Hubert Wilkins, Virginia Judd, Margaret Horan as Horen).
Added Virginia Judd LIFE Mag cover by Eisenstadt for May 1938:
"Cover for the May 1938 issue of LIFE, featuring an image of 21-year-old Indianapolis native Virginia Judd, displaying the latest Summer Sports Style. Judd was voted the most beautiful model in America by the New York Art Director's Club. Photography courtesy of Alfred Eisenstaedt at the Westchester Country Club."
Perhaps some of these will help with IDs for ACJ and other photos. Some names are familiar: Carolyn Pierson, Margaret Horan, etc.
Please add in comments:
1. Correct spellings for names or complete name corrections. Names are per what's on the backs of the photos. I didn't check them or change them.
2. Unknowns: Please name if possible.
John Powers Models and ACJ?_jane 21 August 2013
This album is for reference work for:
ACJ and Lady of the Ads_vlad
Fashion Models, Asstd Fashion Photos for Names, Ref_jane
I moved Vlad's incredible "Lady of the Ads" album the other day and should finish with updating it today. Since Georgia Carroll and others were John Powers models, I thought this might be of some help.
The images are from a .pdf on a fantastic site where are other free-to-read .pdfs on all subjects. Please take a look at the other 1930s and 1940s fashion article pdfs there and add anything else relevant here so we can all take a look:
Old Magazine Articles: http://www.oldmagazinearticles.com/Fashion_1940s_Modeling
Might also want to take a look at the "models" in this movie since one of them, Roseanne Murray, shows up in a fashion photo with Margaret Horan in my previous ref album:
The Powers Girl (1943)
"... the John Robert Powers modelling agency was at one time the most famous and powerful enterprise of its kind in New York City. Acknowledging this prominence is the 1942 musical comedy The Powers Girl, with Anne Shirley and Carole Landis starring as sisters Ellen and Kay Evans, who aspire to become high-profile models. Photographer Jimmy Hendricks (George Murphy) takes a fancy to the girls, making a top model out of Kay (Landis) -- but falling deeply and truly in love with Ellen (Shirley). At base, the film is an excuse to show off as many lovely, undraped "Powers Girls" as possible (including future Republic serial heroine Linda Stirling) and to showcase such musical talent as Dennis Day and Benny Goodman's Orchestra. And from time to time, John Robert Powers himself shows up in the person of Alan Mowbray. The Powers Girl was released in Great Britain as Hello Beautiful." ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Was a model for John Powers in the early 1940s.
Jayne Hazard was one of 13 starlets voted a 1940 Baby Star, a promotional effort to repeat the success of the Wampas (Western Advertisers) Baby Star selection.
American leading woman, a popular action star of serials in the 1940s. She studied music, dance, and drama as a child and received a scholarship to a Hollywood acting school. But she arrived in Hollywood to discover the school had closed, and she took a job as a showgirl at the Earl Carroll Theatre in Hollywood. She modeled in fashion advertisements and one ad led to a screen test. She was cast as a model in The Powers Girl (1943), but more importantly, she was again spotted in an advertisement, this time by executives of Republic Studios...
"American actress of the 1940's and 50's, a former Esquire model and wartime pin-up girl. She got her start in Hollywood via a scholarship to the Max Reinhardt workshop on the strength of being 'The Coca Cola Girl' and elected 'ad queen of Chicago'."
Teala Loring (as Judith Gibson)
Older sister of Debra Paget, Lisa Gaye, and Frank Griffin.
ACJ Model? Mary Harriet Robinson Case_Chidnoff (Murdered 1937)_jane 28 September 2013
Anyone see this poor woman in the 1930s ACJ photos? Looks familiar to me but then... they all do.
Mary Harriet "Bobby" Robinson Case designed and sold jewelry and was a photographer's model in NYC. Murdered in January 1937. A 'negro' was arrested and eventually sent to the electric chair for the death of the 'pretty white woman married just a year before."
Fairly gruesome story, even for me, and the NY newspaper made the most of it. I don't want to get hung up on trying to figure out if they railroaded yet another 'Negro' for the murder of a white woman so have stopped reading about it. If there were nude photos taken, perhaps someone closer to her was not happy when they were discovered. But enough speculation. I'll post more of the story if she's found in any of the 1930s ACJ photos, perhaps in NEA? The photo posted here is by Chidnoff.
The Model Way to Hollywood, Motion Picture Mag Aug 1937_ACJ & ZF ref_jane 15 September 2013
ACJ ref: New York Models in Vogues of 1938 and Artists and Models 1938
Ziegfeld (ZF) ref: Models Club in Hollywood, co-director Doris "Ziegfeld" Lloyd, ZF Follies 1917-1926.
Below is snipped from: "The Model Way to Hollywood" - Motion Picture Magazine, August 1937
"... Walter Wanger is producing the first edition of his Vogues [Vogues of 1938]... featuring 14 models from New York. Paramount is shooting Artists and Models..."
Betty Wyman is the No. 1 model of the country and gets more money for posing than any other girl, her rate being $25 an hour. She won the advertising model award for 1935... She has designed the furs used in Vogues."
Frances Joyce, a magazine front cover girl, who has popularized cigarettes on the back covers... was in Earl Carroll's Vanities and has had a year's dramatic training at the Paramount studio in New York... Her modeling rates are $5 an hour when posing for photographs, $15 an hour in fashion work.
Olive Cawley is the daughter of a banker... She made her debut in society a year ago... She went to the John Powers Agency for Models, where most of the Voguettes were chosen. Mr. Powers hired her immediately..."
Elizabeth Harben... has graced the covers of magazines for several seasons. "I did the cigarette posings too."
Katherine Aldridge is "the girl with the perfect oval face."... Her face is considered ideal by editors of women's magazines.
Dorothy Day, busiest model of millinery in the country, also famous for her hands, looks like Carole Lombard... Her water color sketches have been extensively exhibited. She designs and makes all her clothes.
Phyllis Gilman is recognized as the perfect lingerie model... Was in Transatlantic Rhythm and Monte Carlo Follies, both produced in Europe.
Betty Douglas... was a teacher of telephone operators in Louisville before she became a model in New York department stores.
Noreen Carr... was in the Schubert musical review, Life Begins at 8:40. Has posed for cigarettes, toilet soap, and big New York stores. Co-ed type. Recently returned from Florida, where she posed for a cigarette ad with tropical backgrounds.
Ruth Martin... one of the shapeliest and prettiest Voguettes.
Peggy Calvin is the blondest of the blonde Voguettes. She is a Kansas City girl...
Ida Vollmar is known as the toothpaste girl; you have seen her smiling at you in countless ads and bill posters.
Martha Haverin... modeled for high class stores in New York and Chicago.
Mary Oakes has been married twice. Her first husband was killed in an aeroplane crash... She is the staff model for editorials in a woman's magazine, an assignment which covers every possible kind of specialized modeling from stockings to millinery.
"...Paramount has been selecting the models for Artists and Models from among Hollywood girls. Last night we sat with the three judges - Raoul Walsh, Leroy Prinz and Russell Patterson, the illustrator - to see how them pick 'em. The Leroy Prinz bungalow at the studio was crowded with girls, professional models or film dancers. A man snooped around taking candid camera shots..."
"There is a models' club in Hollywood, with a clubhouse on Hollywood Boulevard. Here every Thursday night a reiew is held for studio casting and dance directors, commercial artists, and photographers... These weekly reviews are conducted in exactly the same manner as we described above. Josephine Seymour, co-ordinator of the Club (the other director being Doris "Ziegfeld" Lloyd) tells of their various qualifications to the assembled guests. The girls merely have numbers. Their names are not given..."
"Doris Lloyd was glorified by Ziegfeld for nine seasons, from 1917 to 1926. "I've never been a beautiful dame," she told us. "Ziggy thought I had a terrific personality. Well, I always feel as if I'm on the witness stand. I used to clown a lot, to hide my embarrassment on the stage. I've always been scared to death of people. When we first started this club I had to make a speech before the Kiwanis Club. I told 'em this is the first speech I've made in my life. I was as red as a beet. A newspaper mug who was hanging around the place told me, "You are the first Ziegfeld Follies girl who blushes." Scouting for talent has been a hobby of mine ever since I entered the show world. I see so much material here overlooked by the studios, girls who are potential screen stars."
"The beautiful Brewster Twins, fashion and photographic models, now under contract to the 20th Century-Fox, belonged to this club when we first met them... Lynne Lamont ... is a member of Vic McLaglen's Girls' Troupe, composed of expert riders. Like most successful models she is versatile...
Pretty Virginia Dabney, who modeled in Fashion Follies, Turn Off the Moon, Stolen Holiday and other pictures, is now in the cast of Mountain Music... "I was two years with Warner Brothers as a show girl, but I didn't get anywhere till I started modeling...
There is an increasing demand for models in Hollywood. Russell Patterson estimates the demand 100% more than it was a year or two ago. Color photography has been a boon to models. So if you are thinking of breaking into pictures, consider the possibility of modeling. It's an incomparably better way of gaining recognition than extra or chorus work."
Vogues of 1938 Headlines (Fashions, Models), Motion Picture Mag Sept 1937_ACJ ref_jane 15 September 2013
Posted in conjunction with: The Model Way to Hollywood, Motion Picture Mag Aug 1937
Ref for vlad's ACJ and Lady of the Ads album.