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.