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Maid of Cotton, Beverly Louise Pack, 1954, with John Wayne. [black and white photoprint]

Collector:
The Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange  Search this
Names:
Pack, Beverly Louise  Search this
Wayne, John, 1907-1979  Search this
Collection Creator:
Cotton Museum (Memphis, Tennessee)  Search this
National Cotton Council  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Silver gelatin on paper., 10" x 8-1/4".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
"'The weather's highly unusual'...screen star John Wayne assures Beverly Louise Pack, 1954 Maid of Cotton, as she shelters him from California showers with an umbrella (cotton, of course) during her recent Hollywood visit. Wayne took time out from preparing for his forthcoming role in RKO's 'The Conqueror' to meet the American cotton industry's beautiful ambassadress, who is on a 6-month international tour during which she'll display 54 wardrobes made of cotton. A junior at Texas Western College, the 20 year old brunette won the 1954 Maid of Cotton title by defeating 19 other finalists in Memphis, Tenn. last January."
Arrangement:
Box No. New blue photo file box #1.
Local Numbers:
AC1176-0000034.tif (AC Scan No.)
Exhibitions Note:
Displayed in Archives Center exhibition, "The Experience of a Lifetime: The Maid of Cotton Story, 1939-1993", from December 1, 2010 to March 25, 2011. Craig Orr, curator.
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research use.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Beauty contestants  Search this
Beauty contests -- United States  Search this
Cotton industry  Search this
Cotton textile industry  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1940-2000 -- Black-and-white photoprints
Collection Citation:
Maid of Cotton Records, 1939-1993, undated, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
Maid of Cotton Records
Maid of Cotton Records / Series 1: Organizational and Pageant Files / 1.1: Maid of Cotton Files / Beverly Louise Pack
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1176-ref715

Stanley Lomas Television Commercial Collection

Collector:
Lomas, Stanley  Search this
Manufacturer:
Coca-Cola Company  Search this
Colgate-Palmolive.  Search this
DuMont  Search this
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company  Search this
Actor:
Heston, Charlton  Search this
Keith, Brian, 1921-1997  Search this
Moore, Garry, 1915-1993  Search this
Wayne, John, 1907-1979  Search this
Extent:
7 motion picture films
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Motion picture films
Commercials
Date:
1947-1990
bulk 1950-1956
Scope and Contents:
The Stanley Lomas Television Commercial Collection consists of 226 television commercials for products including dishwashing soap, beer, cigarettes, soft drinks, and breakfast cereals. The collection also includes a short 1954 film demonstrating the DuMont Electronicam, a camera designed for simultaneous live broadcast and film recording. There is also an oral history interview conducted with Stanley Lomas in 1990. Supporting documentation includes memoranda about the use of television in advertising, photographs, articles by or about Stanley Lomas, and an abstract of the oral history interview.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series.

Series 1: Supporting Documentation, 1947-1990

Series 2: Audiovisual, 1950-1990

Subseries 2.1: Television Commercials, 1950-1956

Subsubseries 2.1.1: Reel 1

Subsubseries 2.1.2: Reel 2

Subseries 2.2: Oral History
Biographical / Historical:
Stanley A. Lomas (1913-2003) began working in television in 1948 at the DuMont network. He started his career producing sports broadcasts.. He went on to produce television commercials, first live and then filmed, for William Esty and Company, Inc., an ad agency with major clients including R.J. Reynolds, Coca Cola, and Colgate Palmolive. Around 1949 Lomas became Esty's vice president for televison commercial creation and production. Lomas often used celebrities to promote the products in his commercials. Many of the commercials in the Stanley Lomas Collection feature baseball players, Hollywood actors, and television personalities. Among the most well-known commercials are those that have doctors recommending specific cigarette brands. Lomas left Esty in 1957 and later founded his own agency, Stanley A. Lomas & Associates which specialized in market research. After retiring Lomas embarked on a career as an artist.
Provenance:
Donated by Stanley Lomas, January 18, 1990.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Only reference videos may be used. Reel 1 has been digitized and is available in the Smithsonian Institution Digital Asset Management Systen (DAMS).
Rights:
Reproduction fees for commercial use. Copyright restrictions. Contact staff for information.
Topic:
Baseball players -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Athletes -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Celebrities -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Television advertising -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Broadcast advertising  Search this
Cigarettes -- advertising -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Beer -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Carbonated beverages -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Cereals, prepared -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Television cameras -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Soap -- 1950-1960 -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Commercials
Citation:
Stanley Lomas Television Commercial Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0342
See more items in:
Stanley Lomas Television Commercial Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0342

John Wayne's America : the politics of celebrity / Garry Wills

Author:
Wills, Garry 1934-  Search this
Subject:
Wayne, John 1907-1979  Search this
Physical description:
380 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Call number:
CT275.W3613 W5 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_508082

Old time radio. Westerns [sound recording]

Title:
Westerns
Author:
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Foy, Fred  Search this
Beemer, Brace 1903-1965  Search this
Wayne, John 1907-1979  Search this
Trevor, Claire 1909-2000  Search this
Bond, Ward 1903-1960  Search this
Mather, Jack  Search this
March, Fredric 1897-1975  Search this
Arthur, Jean 1905-1991  Search this
Fontaine, Joan 1917-  Search this
Quinn, Anthony 1915-2001  Search this
McCrea, Joel 1905-1990  Search this
Conrad, William 1920-1994  Search this
Baer, Parley  Search this
Dehner, John  Search this
Stewart, James 1908-1997  Search this
Boyd, William 1895-1972  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound discs (ca. 5 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
1996
1937
P1996
Topic:
Western radio programs  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
disc 000194
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547072

Old time radio. Westerns [sound recording]

Author:
Amari, Carl  Search this
Talbot, Bruce  Search this
Tollin, Anthony  Search this
Foy, Fred  Search this
Beemer, Brace 1902-1965  Search this
Wayne, John 1907-1979  Search this
Trevor, Claire 1909-2000  Search this
Bond, Ward 1903-1960  Search this
Mather, Jack  Search this
March, Fredric 1897-1975  Search this
Arthur, Jean 1905-1991  Search this
Fontaine, Joan 1917-  Search this
Quinn, Anthony 1915-2001  Search this
McCrea, Joel 1905-1990  Search this
Conrad, William 1920-1994  Search this
Baer, Parley  Search this
Dehner, John  Search this
Stewart, James 1908-1997  Search this
Boyd, William 1895-1972  Search this
Physical description:
4 sound cassettes (ca. 5 hrs.) : analog
Type:
Sound recordings
Date:
1996
1937
P1996
Topic:
Western radio programs  Search this
Radio plays, American  Search this
Call number:
ptp 000108
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547094

Duke, the life and times of John Wayne / by Donald Shepherd and Robert Slatzer with Dave Grayson

Author:
Shepherd, Donald  Search this
Slatzer, Robert F  Search this
Grayson, Dave  Search this
Subject:
Wayne, John 1907-1979  Search this
Physical description:
479 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Call number:
PN2287.W454 S54 1985
PN2287.W454S54 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_420350

John Wayne : American / Randy Roberts, James S. Olson

Author:
Roberts, Randy 1951-  Search this
Olson, James Stuart 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Wayne, John 1907-1979  Search this
Physical description:
x, 738 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Call number:
CT275.W3613 R6 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_477560

The John Wayne story / by George Carpozi, Jr

Author:
Carpozi, George  Search this
Subject:
Wayne, John 1907-1979  Search this
Physical description:
366 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
C1979
Topic:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Call number:
PN2287.W454 C3 1979X
PN2287.W454C3 1979X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_123040

John Wayne : the life and legend / Scott Eyman

Author:
Eyman, Scott 1951-  Search this
Subject:
Wayne, John 1907-1979  Search this
Physical description:
658 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1032954

American titan : searching for John Wayne / Marc Eliot

Author:
Eliot, Marc  Search this
Subject:
Wayne, John 1907-1979  Search this
Physical description:
413 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2014
Topic:
Motion picture actors and actresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1040555

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