Collection of approximately 800 digitized photographs and other items collected by Walter L. Gordon, Jr. and given to William C. Beverly, Jr., who donated the collection to UCLA. Collection includes photos given to Walter by his former boss, Charlotta Bass, publisher of the California Eagle, as well as other photos he collected. Photos largely depict African American social life and family life in 1940s Los Angeles and feature celebrities, athletes, politicians, lawyers, and other notable people of the era.
Four clippings. The first clipping is from the Louisville, Kentucky Courier-Journal, December 7, 1952. This article discusses Cashin's knit designs. Her knit dresses are praised for the shapeliness. There is a photograph of a woman in a cocktail hour knitwear dress and matching shawl. The second clipping is from the Portland, Oregon Oregonian, December 13, 1952. This article discusses Cashin's knits. Cashin has called this collection "Sculptura", a name she decided on "'because of the sculptural quality of knitting lends itself well to a simplicity that accents a supple body and chieves a certain serenity of line." There is a photograph of Cashin, as well as two photographs of women in Cashin's designs. One shows a woman in a greatcoat by Bonnie Cashin for Joseph Guttman in a heavy double-faced "netting" check with a wide tuxedo collar that falls over the shoulder. The other shows a woman in a knitted costume designed by Cashin that combines a low-scooped neckline bodice, triangular stole and a slender skirt. The peplum can be tucked beneath skirt for a one-piece effect. The third clipping is an advertisement for a soft robe of deep-piled Orlon fleece by Bonnie Cashin for Raymodes. The robe is lime and costs $69.95. Handwritten on the bottom left is something illegible. The fourth clipping is from the Kansas City, Missouri Star, January 9, 1953. Shown are drawings of a Cashin knit costume in pink and gray. The plaid coat has a versatile tuxedo collar that can be used as a hood. The dress is a narrow silhouette and has contrasting neck and waistbands.
Four clippings. There are a variety of small clippings with newspaper names on this clipping. Thus it is unclear where the first clipping is from or the date. This clipping has a drawing of a woman in a dotted knit two-piece brown waffle knit dress. The dress has a fancy cowl neck collar. It costs $29.75. The second clipping is from the Detroit, Michigan News, December 22, 1958. This clipping has a article discussing Cashin's jersey and knit designs. There is a photograph of a woman in a sculpted knit ensemble by Cashin with a square-necked dress topped by a boxy jacket. The jacket is shot with metallic threads. The dress is spanned with a gold cord belt. It comes in beige or black and the outfit is $79.95. The third clipping is (possibly?) from the Hartford, Connecticut Courant, November 26, 1992. The clipping discusses couture knit dresses and their versatility. There is a photograph of a woman in a slender sheath wth a deep slash neckline that fastens with a gold stick pin and a 3-yard sash to wrap the midriff. A band of ribbed knitting runs from neckline to the edge of a capped sleeve. The dress comes in beige, blue and pink. The fourth clipping is (possibly?) from the Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Globe-Times, January 29, 1958. This article discusses the new kind of sweater girl coming into fashion. Cashin's knit designs are discussed.
Clipping 1: "Mohr about fashion / Knits cool-as-a-cucumber will be worn this summer / Knits are in for Summer! Left Bonnie Cashin's weekend three-some for Joseph Gurttman [...]" with a photograph of a model wearing a knit dress, standing beside stacked rattan luggage.
Clipping, The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Sunday Morning, 12/14/1952: "introducing to the Mid-South another Levy exclusive / the Bonnie Cashin collection of extraordinary knit fashions... [...]" with drawings of five models wearing dresses, and a hooded coat.
Three newspaper clippings advertising Bonnie Cashin fashions including a raincoat, a coat and two knit dresses, on a page with clippings bearing the names of newspaper publications (including circulation numbers for a few), including: Lewiston, Idaho Tribune; Ponca Coty, Okla., News; Ft. Worth, Tex., Morn. Star-Teleg.; Medfore, Ore., Mail-Tribune; Milwaukee Journal / Milwaukee, Wis. (Knit Dress advertisement); The Clipping Co. / Milwaukee, Wis.; Long Island, Jamaica, N. Y.; Anderson, S.C. Independent; and East Liverpool, O. Review.
Three clippings. The first is a color clipping of colorful raincoats with matching berets by Bonnie Cashin and other designers. A paper is attached to the bottom left corner, but it is unclear what exactly it is. The second clipping is an article about three rising fashion designers and their stance on simple clothes. To the left of this clipping, there is a series of newspaper names: Dallas, Tex., News; Saugerties, N.Y., Post (Circ. D. 1,053); Paterson, N.J., News (Circ. D., 36,756); Dallas Tex., News (News is handwritten underneath a crossed out word); Tulsa, Okla., World; Pottsville, Pa., Journal (Circ. D. 10,489); Hayward, Cal., Review; Shreveport, La., Times. The third clipping is a photograph of a woman wearing a matching slim hobble skirt, camisole top, and bolero.
Clipping from the Suffolk Sun newspaper: "A look of foreverness is her mark on fashion / By Katherine Pedell Kantor / Sun Fashion Editor / New York -- Designer Bonnie Cashin is a non-conformist. A dreamer. A perfectionist. In a world peopled by buyers, merchandise men, store executives, she is a pixie transported temporarily [...]" with a color photograph of Cashin.
Clipping 5, Bridgeport, Conn., Post: "Of Feminine Appeal: 'Chiller-Killer' Right for Cool Evening [...] Bonnie Cashin looks to the cool evenings at home [...]" with a photograph of a model wearing a knit shrug.
Clipping: "Windbreaker suit...the capeskin jacket in the new bloused feeling and trimmed with wool ribbing represents a feature at Sills & Co., designed by Bonnie Cashin [...]" with a drawing of a model wearing the suit and carrying a bucket style handbag.
Clipping 2: "Tent-Striped Sweater...Bonnie Cashin's bicycle cardigan in heavy wool knit with back pockets; bold stripes of white Shocking Pink or turquoise [...] The Pretty Look Newly Defined / Hudson's" with a drawing of a model wearing the cardigan, seated beside a pocketbook.
Lord & Taylor advertisement for Bonnie Cashin designed robes and bed jackets published in the New York herald tribune. The ad has three illustrations of women wearing refined robes and one illustration of a woman wearing a bed jacket with a matching pillow case.
Text: A sportscoat of true magnificence by Bonnie Cashin. Silky Alpaca inside---lustrous, weather-repellent Galey & Lord cotton outside [...] Galey & Lord / 1407 Broadway, New York, N.Y. / a member of Burlington Industries, Inc.
Clipping 1: "Rainy day fashions / This season's rainwear is versatile, can be worn for all casual occasion / By Virginia Lee" with a photograph of a model wearing a raincoat with a ribbon tie at the neckline and full pockets gathered at the top and another photograph of a model wearing a full raincoat. .
Three clippings. The first is from the Chicago, Illinois Herald-American, November 18, 1952. This clipping has an article discussing Cashin's versatility in design and the various types of clothes she creates. Three of her designs are shown: a two-piece short-sleeved knit with a four-inch band of contrasting metallic around the scooped neck and top of full skirt ($55); a deep gray, beige, and brown trim bouse and skirt ($78); and a cocktail knit in black or white touched with LUrex metallic threads ($69.95). The second clipping is from the Norfolk, Virginia Virginia-Pilot, February 5, 1953. This clipping shows a sheath dress and fingertip Iris tweed knit jacket. The dress is sleeveless and has a long belt that wraps and ties at the waistline. The third clipping is from The Washington Post, November 30, 1952. This clipping shows a three piece striped knit costume. The top can be tucked in to make the outfit appear to be a one-piece dress.
Clipping from the Port Chester, N.Y.: "Mohr About Fashion / By Berta Mohr / Cashin's New Knitwear Designs Offr High Fashion on a Budget [...]" With two photographs of models wearing 2-piece knit dresses designed by Cashin for Joseph Guttman. With clipping titles for 3 other newspapers: Mamoroneck, N.Y., Times; New Rochelle, N.Y. Standard Star; and White Plains, N.Y. Reporter-Dispatch.
Clipping 2: "This is the look...here and further south! / Knit costumes...tinged with the magic expectation of travel. [...] Smartwear-Irving Saks" with a drawing of five models wearing Bonnie Cashin knitwear dress ensembles.
Clipping 7: Light Clothes Shown For Coronation Trip / A capsule wardrobe for an American woman attending the Coronation this June was included in a 'Coronation Clinic' held yesterday at the Englich Speaking Union, 19 East Fifty-fourth Street. Designed by Bonnie Cashin, the wardrobe was composed of separates [...] The fashions will be available at Lord & tTaylor by the edn of May. Feeling that the best wardrobe for an American abroad is the most inconspicuous one, Miss Cashin chose four neutral shades" black, gray, beige and white. Color notes were added by scarves and jewwlry. A major item was the around-the-clock reversible coat made of charcoal flannel and lined with black satin. Draped around the coat was an outsized black knit stole that could serve many purposes. [...]"
Clipping 3, Binghampton, N.Y., Sun Circ., 1/22/1953; and other newspapers: Doubling in Brass is routine for the cotton coat with water-repellent finish. This on e by Bonnie Cashin of Main STreet, is in gold-flecked cotton tweed. Hat by John Frederics." with a photograph of a model wearing the coat.
Clipping 1: "Clothes-Conscious Connecticut / Above: Mrs Philip F. Walker, Jr., views the Connecticut River valley from atop the Travelers Building in Hartford. BonnieCashin has fashion-tested Du Pont's wonder fibers, orlon and nylon, in her knitted coatdress that neither wrinkles, sags, nor shrinks. Hat by Chanda. Ronay envelope. Kayser gloves. Core mock pearls. Dress in beige, grosgrain bound, by Guttman, at Lord & Taylor; Marshall Field; Joseph Magnin."
Three clippings. The first has a few markings in magenta or pink on it. This clipping has three drawings of Cashin fashions that are available at Field Schlick. Shown are: a demi-coat with a versatile collar with a tweed-like mixture in Aurora pink, Venus blue and Erda borwn (costs $75); a three piece ensemble comprised of a slim skirt, camisole top, and a triangle stole (shawl?) (costs $65); and a dress and jacket ensemble comprised of a dress of fine knit mesh, and a jacket of heavy texture (costs $98.50). The second clipping shows a knitted costume of a short jacket and a slim sheath dress. The accompanying article discusses Cashin's recent knit wear collection. The third clipping has two drawings of lemon-gold shantung taffeta Cashin designs. One design is a cocktail skirt and the other is a raincoat.
Four clippings. The first (Syracuse, N.Y. Herald Journal, April 10, 1953) is an advertisement for Bonnie Cashin knitwear, specifically a dress, a slender skirt, a bared cocktail top, and a short jacket. Dress color options are beige, navy, or white tweed. Cocktail outfit options are navy or brown tweed. The dress costs $69.95 and the cocktail outfit is $79.95. One woman in the sketch wears a hat and gloves.The second clipping features an image of the Bonnie Cashin window display at Lord & Taylor. The third clipping is text only. The short article mentions that Bonnie Cashin will be a guest of honor at the design show by the Philadelphia Museum School of Art. The fourth clipping (Women's Wear, New York City, May 5, 1953) has a sketch of a woman in a dress accompanying an advertisement. The text describes the textures of the outfit, which is $36.75.
Text: "orlon knits, by bonnie cashin, herself an inveterate traveler...cool lightness of orlon with just enough nylon to give wonderful color tones...all the wrinkle-free, easy-to-wash, weigh-nothing virtues that modern travel demands [...] for suitcase living" with a drawing of 5 models on a shoreline road with a castle in the background.
Three clippings. The first clipping is (?) from the Enquirer, December 2, 1952. This clipping is an advertisement for Cashin's designs for Joseph Guttman at Pogue's. There is a photograph of a woman in a two-piece knit dress. The skirt is reed slim with slight fullness at the waistline. A three-yard long belt wraps around the waist for a slnder effect. The dress has contrasting bands of knitting at the edges of the skirt, the sleeves, the neckline, and at the belt. It costs $45. The second clipping shows a woman in an aqua Bonnie Cashin knit dress and a gold and aqua tweed cardigan jacket. The third clipping is from The Houston Chronicle. There is no date shown. The article discusses the value of expensive raincoats. There are three raincoats shown. One is Cashin's duster coat of black and white jacquard stripes. It is unclear if the other two raincoats are Cashin or not, but one is made of silk shantung taffeta trimmed with velvet and the other is a paper weight poplin in jewel tones of Element cloth.
One clipping is an advertisement for knitwear from the "Straw Hat Collection" designed by Bonnie Cashin for Joseph Guttman & Bros., with an illustration of a model wearing a peaked straw hat and a cardigan sweater.
Four clippings. Three are black and white, and one is in color.The first clipping shows a Bonnie Cashin for Joseph Guttman & Bros design. The knitted dress is "Aurora pink" while the jacket is an "Irish tweed" mixture of rosy red and pink. The outfit is paired with Helen Liebert's turban with white fringe plastic that looks like angora.The second clipping is text only. It discusses Cashin's spring collection and an award she received for her work on the exotic costumes created for "Anna and the King of Siam."the third clipping is a black and white image of a sour green sheath dress with a beige and green reversible coat. There is also hat with gold silken fringe.The fourth clipping is a color image of the outfit in the third clipping.
Clipping with two photographs of models wearing knit dress and jacket ensembles designed by Bonnie Cashin, in the Columbus, O. Citizen: "The News in Knits / Bonnie Cashin Designs Well Rounded Wardrobe / By Jane Kehrer / Citizen Fashion Editor / 'They also serve who only stand and wait' is not a part of Bonnie Cashin's philosophy[...]"
Clipping 1: "All budgets get-no-crush, no-wilt styles . By Marilyn Hoffman / Staff Correspondent at The Christian Science Monitor / Dealing more gently with the budget is the "Summer Sun and Straw" collection of Bonnie Cashin for Joseph Guttman & Bros. [...]" with a photograph of a model wearing a full-length knit dress in orlon and nylon.
Clipping with a photograph of a model wearing a coat with text and 8 fabric swatches. Text reads: "new system in fabrics con't / Man-Made Fibres / System: Ask the impossible of a coat and you'll probably be shown on e made from a member of the test-tube group [of swatches] above. Maybe a nice untarnishable gold tweed (see left) to wear in the rain (treated with Unisec), and out to dinner, Cotton tweed, woven with gilt Lurex. By Bonnie Cashin, $60. Lord & Taylor."
Clipping 4, Covington, KY, Enquirer; Cincinnati C. Enquirer: "By Mary Gorey / Knits are making news in fashions because of their general acceptance to wear now under winter coats, and their 'packability' for those who are planning sojourns [...] This Knitted Great Coat in heavy double-faced 'netting' check is another Bonnie Cashin design [...]" with a photograph of a model in the coat.
Clipping from the Raleigh, N.C., Times, stamped Feb. 6 1953: "Bonnie Cashin Designs Knited Wear / By Marian Rahl / From early beginnings, when they were devised merely for protection against elements, knitted clothes have advanced to a point where they hold an important niche in in fashion[...]" Includes a photograph of a model wearing a knit dress and matching jacket from the manufacturer Joseph Guttman.
Clipping with advertisement for a knit dress: "Knit One Purl Two / Couture knit costume -- A Bonnie Cashin design for Joseph Guttman. For late day cocktail wear a two-piece knit dress with snug bodice and full skirt [...] / 'Free-Lance Designer' / by Eleni / The name of Bonnie Cashin is well-known to those women who make a point of knowing the fashion personalities that make up America's fashion secne[...] " with a photograph of a model wearing the dress, standing beside a modernist collapsible stool with a fabric seat and hairpin tripod legs.
One clipping. Advertisement for Forstmann 100% virgin wool. There is a photograph of a woman in a sage green outfit. The outfit consists of a skirt (pencil skirt?), a shirt, and a jacket with cloth in front that drape down and mimic a shawl or a scarf.
Clipping 1: Newspaper advertisement: "best news in knits -- bonnie cashin / a famous collection of trams-season, trans-world couture knits--from the hand of the talented young individualist [...] Honigsbaum's / Maiden Lane at James" with a drawing of two models modeling knit dress ensembles.
Clipping: "dressmaker Knits...the bonnie cashin signature in every line of an exciting machine-knit collection...dramatic simplicity, inspired use of color combine in fashions that are infinitely wearable, soft and flattering [...]" with drawings of three models wearing dress ensembles and one model wearing a coat.
One clipping. Advertisement for Bonnie Cashin Knits at The Addis Co. Three drawings are shown. The first shows a sleeveless one-piece dress with plunging neckline, and pockets in the slender skirt. It is available in Aurora pink, Venus blue, and Ceres beige. It costs $39.95. The second shows an ensemble with heavy textured Iris tweed boxy coat over a pencil slim sheath in Venus blue. It costs $75. The third drawing shows a two-piece dress bordered with contrasting color. It comes in Qiana green with Luna white trim. It costs $45.
"Final Boxing Matches" Lyle Anderson takes on Gerald Bell in the 135-pound division. Alfred Quinn and Roy Odell mix it in another 135-pound bout. "...Notice how the colored fellow in the fights sure knocked the vanilla out the Gerry Bell. Being a Bell fan, got my tongue wrapped around my eye tooth and couldn't see what I was saying and yelled the famous words: 'stop that bloody battle!'"
"Frequent upsets occur in SMJC boxing matches. "The next bout was a 'honey.' Alfred Quinn and Gerald bell put on a classy performance characteristic of professionals. Lanky Quinn threw a few semi-circle punches to floor Bell twice in the first round. Quinn went ahead to take the third round and the championship." Other names mentioned: Robert Hayashi and Ko Yamada.
Newspaper clippings of Alfred Quinn basketball games. Clockwise from Left. (1) Inter-Club Tourney Finals Wednesday. Spanish Club maintained its undefeated lead. [Alfred] Quinn and [Koshi] Ando starred for the winners scoring from all angles. (2) Vike Hi-Y Walloped by First Presbyterians. African Methodists vs. Calvary Baptists. Quinn Statistics: G-3 FT=1 F=2.(3)Spanish Club Drubs Travel Club, 43-29.SMJC (Spanish Club) -LACC (Travel Club) conference basketball game. Koshi Ando of Spanish Club scored 9 points. (4) Spanish, Pre-Legal, French Clubs Win First Contests In Intramural Basketball Tourney. Intramural basketball tournament, 12 teams divided into 2 leagues. "After their first game, in which they defeated the German Club, 27-14, the Spanish Club looks like a good thing to capture the American league crown. This team boasts two classy players in [Alfred] Al Quinn and Koshi Ando, who both hit the bucket for 10 points in their game."