Women at garden party at Noble Sissle's house, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Women at garden party at Noble Sissle's house, Los Angeles, 1940s
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- Walter L. Gordon, Jr./William C. Beverly, Jr. Collection
Marva Louis, stenographer and big band singer, married and divorced heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis twice between 1935 and 1949; during their marriage, she also worked as a model. She married physician Albert Lee Spaulding in 1950.
Catherine Garcia, Walter L. Gordon Jr.'s secretary for many years, was politically active and worked to motivate other women to be active in civic organizations.
Ethel Sissle (1915-1984) was maried to the band leader Noble Sissle, and later to Walter L. Gordon, Jr.
All information concerning the content and description of the image was provided by Walter Gordon.
Ethel Sissle is standing, 2nd from right, and Catherine Garcia is standing 4th from right. Marva Louis is seated on the bridge railing.
Taken at Noble Sissle's house on Juliet Street.
In 1946, Noble Sissle lived at 2126 S. Harvard. Blvd. in Los Angeles.
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Spaulding, Marva Louis, 1915-2000
- California--Los Angeles
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- still image
African American models
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Collection 1867 Box 2 Folder 7
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