Walter L. Gordon, Jr., with Horace Clark, L'Tanya, and others, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Walter L. Gordon, Jr., with Horace Clark, L'Tanya, and others, Los Angeles, 1940s
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Horace P. Clark, Sr. was originally from Mississsippi and graduated from Alcorn College. He relocated to Chicago for better job opportunities and became a railroad man. He later moved to Los Angeles where he and his first wife, Vera, built the Clark Hotel.
LaTanya Griffin (or "L'Tanya," or "L'Tanya Martinique") was a society woman, a model and a fashion designer. In her early twenties, she was awarded a contract by the Guild Studios to design gowns for Ida Lapino. She was contracted to with the Edward D. Wood Production company to design gowns for 20 of its films in 1954, making her the first African American designer to have a contract with a Hollywood film studio. She and Earl Griffin divorced in 1949.
Walter L. Gordon, Jr. was an African American attorney in Los Angeles.
Liz McCullough came to Los Angeles to visit her boyfriend (he had moved from Chicago to L.A. to start a tombstone business).
All information concerning the content and description of the image was provided by Walter Gordon.
L to R: Horace Clark, Liz McCullough, LaTanya Griffin, unidentified woman, Walter L. Gordon, unidentified woman. The photograph was taken at Mr. Gordon's home.
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African American businesspeople--California--Los Angeles
African American lawyers--California--Los Angeles
Griffin, L'Tanya, 1919-1996
Gordon, Walter L., Jr., 1908-2012
Clark, Horace, 1899-1967
- California--Los Angeles
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- still image
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