Ethel Sissle, Catherine Garcia and Marva Louis, Los Angeles, 1940s
- Ethel Sissle, Catherine Garcia and Marva Louis, 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.
Photo was taken at Noble Sissle's house, while Ethel was still married to him.
Standing, L to R: Ethel Sissle, Catherine Garcia. Seated on bridge: Marva Louis.
In 1946, Noble Sissle lived at 2125 S. Harvard Blvd., Los Angeles.
All information concerning the content and description of the image was provided by Walter Gordon.
- 1 photograph : b&w
- Black-and-white photographs
- Subject topic
African American models
Spaulding, Marva Louis, 1915-2000
- California--Los Angeles
- Resource type
- still image
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Collection 1867 Box 3 Folder 6
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