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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE TOY DEPARTMENT, 1913

American Girl: 1949

American Girl: 1949

1949. "The mid-century look is now the American look. Photographs show people who personify the 'American look.' Nineteen-year-old fashion model Ann Klem is shown at work and at leisure. Includes Klem (seated) with another woman at a photographer's studio." From photos by Stanley Kubrick and Janet Mevi for the Look magazine assignment "American Look." View full size.

 

Dr. Beauty

Ann Klem on the cover of Vogue (May 1951).

Ann Klem, later

Ann Klem, later

Ann Klem Akeret 1930-2013

From the New York Times.

 
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