Los Angeles. 1955. pp. Original pictorial wrappers, stapled. Minor edge wear, faint offsetting to rear cover, blue ink notations on rear cover. Two center pages tanned. Very good. Item #WRCAM56828
A seemingly-unrecorded program for a fashion show produced by Rubye Garrett's French Salon, held at the Century Theatre in Los Angeles on November 27, 1955. The program includes two photographs of Rubye herself, and provides a lengthy list of acknowledgments, awards, stage and setting, and models, as well as participants in the fashion show featuring Garrett's collection of clothing for daytime, dining, and dancing. About half of this printed program consists of classified advertisements for a cornucopia of Los Angeles-area Black-owned businesses, most located near Rubye's shop on South Central Avenue. These include Russell's Furniture and Appliance, Willie Mae's Manufacturing Company, and Elbert Chesley's jewelry shop (all three with a photo portrait of the respective owner), plus dozens of text- only ads. The rear cover advertisement touts "The Southland's Most Progressive Negro Weekly," the Los Angeles HERALD DISPATCH. An attendee of the fashion show has written a list of six names on the rear wrapper featuring "Outstanding Guests in Attendance." No copies recorded in OCLC.