by Paula Bosse
This is the most Texans-going-to-the-theater photo I’ve ever seen.
And this is the most Texans-selling-minks ad I’ve ever seen:
Sources and Notes
Photo by John Dominis, taken in October, 1951 on assignment for Life magazine, ©Time, Inc.; more info is here.
Neiman-Marcus ad is also from October, 1951.
“Take Back Your Mink” is a song from “Guys and Dolls” (hear it here), the musical that played during the 1951 State Fair of Texas, starring Pamela Britton, Allan Jones, Jeanne Ball, and Slapsie Maxie Rosenbloom.
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