The above photo is antique and in my private collection. I did a bit of restoration work on this 8×10 press photo to remove some scratches and “noise”. The woman, Hazel Glab,was a flamboyant flapper, whose husband, John, died under mysterious circumstances June 18, 1928, at 12744 Ventura Blvd., in Studio City. Murder charges […]
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It is amazing how many of the rich and famous... from silent films, to politics, and socialites adored their chows. The breed was quite the status symbol in America from the turn of the century through the 1940's and many stars even showed chows.
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Circa 1935 Famous American Illustrator Cleanthe Carr and one of her half dozen Chows, “Kubla Khan”. In 1937 Cleanthe and her chows were showcased in Life Magazine pictured at their “wedding”. The couple were soon blessed with a cream and honey-colored baby according to the LIFE article. Also see one of her illustrations in the […]
Some of my most treasured finds are my images of President Calvin Coolidge and his lovely wife Grace, with their chows Tiny Tim and Blackberry. Other than Admiral Dewey who had a Chinese Chow named “Bob” as mascot to the USS Olympia during the Spanish American War, The Coolidges Chows were the most influential in bringing […]