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[Fashion show at Ciro's, Los Angeles, California, April 23, 1950]

Miyatake, Toyo
Rafu Shimpo [ bio ]
Toyo Miyatake Studio [ bio ]

[Fashion show at Ciro's, Los Angeles, California, April 23, 1950]
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Los Angeles, Calif., April 23, 1950

(96.267.27)

Photograph by Toyo Miyatake Studio, Gift of the Alan Miyatake Family

Description

7 negatives : b&w; ; 4 x 5 in.

Published in Rafu Shimpo, April 24, 1950.

Benefit "Dream in Silhouette" fashion show sponsored by the Outdoor Life and Health Association featuring Don Loper designs and Eadward hairstyles at Ciro's in Los Angeles, California, April 23, 1950. Rafu Shimpo English section "Snafu" columnist, Mary Kitano and model Lily Shitara are featured in backstage preparations and fashion show; Kitano has straight bob and jewel stones on her cheek; Shitara has curly hair. Also includes greeting guest at front of house.
1N: Kitano looks at herself in mirror, left, while Shitara's lipstick is touched up by an African American woman backstage. They are surrounded by other women. (Published)
2N: A tall African American woman wearing at hat, left, puts a bracelet on the proper left wrist of Shitara as she looks at jewelry held by Kitano, right.
3N: A tall African American woman wearing at hat, left, puts necklace on Shitara, foreground right.
4N: Two Japanese women in suits hand out programs to Caucasian woman in a hat.
5N: Kitano walks in white gown as three other models sit and stand next to fountain on stage; large audience in foreground.
6N: Kitano walks in plaid gown on stage; large audience in foreground.
7N: Shitara in black gown stands in center holding hands with African American and Caucasian models on runway; large audience in foreground.

Inscription
Typed on original negative envelope: Fashion Show at Ciro's.

History
The proceeds of the fashion show benefit went to an interracial sanitorium in Duarte, California.

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