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.