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GIRLS
LS
GIRLS
LSLS
GIRLS
 
 
LOTS OF PHOTOS
 
 
JOHN E. REED PHOTOS

 

 

BOTH 'IN HOUSE' AND PORTRATES FROM HIS STUDIO

 

 

 
THE REED COLLECTION IS A TRIBUTE TO HIS ABILITY

 

 

 
 

 

 

and
 
 
 
 
POST CARDS
 
 
FROM THE
EARL CARROLL
THEATRE
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

HE GOT AWAY WITH IT
 
 
 
 
 

 

Earl Carroll's first love
 
 
 
 
YVONNE DE CARLO
 
MARCULES
Discovered by Earl Carroll
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
* Does anyone know the name's of these girls or the date of this photo?
 
 
 
 
 
MORE EARL CARROLL POST CARDS, CLICK BELOW
 
 
 
HELP US FIND OUT THE NAMES OF THE UNKNOWN GIRLS, THANKS.
Does anyone know who the unknown girl is?
 
 
Does anyone know the girl's names?
 
 
Jean Spangler JOHN E. REED PHOTO
 
 
Does anyone know the names of these girls?
 
 
3 UNKNOWN GIRLS
 
 
GAY FITZPATRIC IS ON THE LEFT.
Does anyone know the names of the other two?
What year was this photo?
 
 
GAY FITZPATRICK
 
 
 
 
 
 
VIRGINIA ALAIR YOUNG IS ON THE LEFT. ( circa 1941 - 42)
Does anyone know the names of the other two?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
From 1946 thru 1949
MARCIA SUTTON
 
 
 
 
Virginia Alaire Young is on the left in the front line, with Jimmy Durante on the right.
Does anyone know the names of the others?
 
 
 
 
 
 
HELEN GROOM
 
 
 
LaDell York Vincent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
MADELEIN FSHER-KERN
 
 
 
LA VERN LAWLER
 
 
 
 
 
 
MORE ON STAGE
CONNIE PEEL and BARBARA RIIFF
With newly maried couple
 
 
 
 
 
 
MARA CORDAY
 
 
 
 
MRS. FOREST TUCKER
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PUTTING ON MAKEUP
 
 
 
GOING DOWN STAIRS
 
 
 
BACK STAGE
 
 
 
 
ON STAGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
EARL CARROLL WAS A MAJOR FORCE IN DEFINING THE 1940's WOMAN

 

THE PIN UP AGE
´╗┐Earl carroll was partly responsible for the way women were looked upon.
 
 
 
 
 
WHO ARE THEY?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
THIS IS A MODERN PHOTO
Inspired by Earl Carroll and John E. Reed
 
 
PROMOTIONS

 

 
 
 
New York Times
EARL CARROLL WINS WRIT
Gets Temporary Injunction to Halt Union 'Boycott'


 
 
 
HOPEFULLS
 
WHO IS THIS GIRL?  WHAT YEAR WAS THIS?
 
 
 
WAITING.   WHO IS THIS GIRL?
 
 
 
Does anyone know the names of these girls?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SIGNING UP  DO YOU KNOW WHO SHE IS?
 
 
 
THE HOPEFULLS.    MORE WAITING
 
 
 
COACHING
 
 
 
Help us learn the name's of these girls?
 
 
 
 
 
 
THE PRESS
 
 
 
 
 
 
THEATRE
 
Carroll produced numerous Broadway musicals, including eleven editions of Vanities, Earl Carroll's Sketch Book, and Murder at the Vanities, which was also made into a film known as "The Troubadour of the Nude", Carroll was famous for his productions featuring the most lightly clad showgirls on Broadway. In 1922, he built the first Earl Carroll Theatre in New York, which was demolished and rebuilt on a grander scale in 1931. He built a second theatre on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, California in 1938.
OLD NEWSPAPER ADS
 
 
DOES ANYONE KNOW THESE GALS?
 
 
 
 
 
MORE PROGRAMS
 
 
 
MORE, MORE PROGRAMS
 
 
 
THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED EARL CARROLL GIRL
In those days Silicone had not been invented.
 
 
 
MORE BEAUTIES
 
 
 
 
NOREEN MORTENSEN
 
 
 
1 BETTY GUTHRIE
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3  
4  
5  
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7 WANDA BARBOUR
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DOES ANYONE KNOW THE NAMES OF THESE GIRLS?
 
DID BUSBY BERKELEY TAKE THIS PHOTO?
 
 
 
SHIRLEY CAIRE
 
CASTING PHOTO
 
 
GOING TO WORK
Some of the girls wore only underwear under their coats,
on the way to the theatre, so as to be in costume quickly.
GOING TO WORK
 
 
 
 
 
DO YOU REMEMBER WHAT YOU LOOKED LIKE AT AGE 19?
 
 
 
 
CONSTANCE PEEL (L) and BARBARA RIIIFF (R)
 
 
 
 
 
 
LA TIMES 1948
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
DESERT SUN
 
News & Photo
Two pages
 
 

 

DRESSING ROOM MADHOUSE.
 
 
ALWAYS PERFECTION
GETTING READY FOR A SHOW
 
 
 
BEING REVIEWED
 
 
 
AGAIN, DO YOU REMBER MUC ABOUT WHEN YOU WERE NINETEEN?
 
 
 
 
 
 
EC REUNION
 
 
 
 
 
 

PRODUCTION NUMBERS

 
EACH YEAR THE PRODUCTION NUMBERS BECAME GREATER AND GREATER
 
 
 
EARLY PTODUCTION 2.  DATE UNKNOWN.
 
 
MOST POPULAR PART OF THE SHOW AT EARLS CARROLL'S ARE THE LAVISH PROUUCTION NUMBERS BUILT AROUND BEAUTIFUL GIRLS.
THIS ONE IS CALLED "PINK FEATHERS."
 
 
 
AND BIGGER
 
 
 
PRODUNCTONS GOT BIGGER
 
 
 
AND WITH SKITS
 
 
 
 
 
 
JUST AFRER WW I
 
 
 
DANCING
 
THE BIG BANDS
 
 
 
STAN KENTON PICTURED WITH 'THE GIRLS'
 
 
 
MORE PROMOTIONS

 

ALWYS PROMOTING
 
 
 
Earl Carroll, Jack Benny, W C Fields, Eddy Cantor & Miss Amercia
 
 
 
Earl Carroll, Jack Benny, Eddy Cantor, Miss Amercia & W C Fields
 
 
 
EC WAS A PROFECTIONEST
 
 
 
MEN SLWAYS HAD HATS   EC ALWAYS GOOD LOOKING HAT CHECKS
 
 
 
WORKING AT THE THEATRE
SOMETIMES IT TOOK HOURS TO GET DRESSED
 
 
 
MORE GETTING READY
 
 
 
 
 
 
MORE AFTER MAKE UP
 
 
 
THE BRAWS WERE MADE OF GLASS AND WERE VERY HEAVY
 
 
 
FROM THE LA TIMES
 
 
 
Circa 1940s LA TIMES PHOTO
 
 
 
EARL CARROLL'S LOVE
 
 
 
GIRLS ON STAGE WITH GUESTS
GIRLS WENT ON STAGE ANG DANCED WITH THE GUESTS
 
 
 
ON STAGE
 
 
 
BARBARA RIIFF
 
 
 
SEE MORE JOHN E. REED PHOTOS, BELOW.
 
 
 

 

Marna Stansell
 
 
 
ALWAYS OROMOTING. (FROM THE LA TIMES)
 
 
 
MEASUREMENTS
EARL CARROLL DEFINED BEAUTIFUL WOMAN
 
 
 
EARL CARROLL CHECK LIST
(5Ft, 5In, 118 Pounds were the magic numbers.)
SHIRLEY CLAIRE MEASUREMENTS AS OF 1996
 
 
 
TYPICAL BEAUTIES
MORE PROMOTION
 
 
 
FIVE IN A ROW
 
 
 
The farm scene is from the ranch on Sherman Way in North Hollywood that supplied some of the food for the restarurant.
 
 
 
 
 
marcia sutton
 
 
LOOK AGAIN.  FIND HER.
FIND SHIRLEY IN THE PHOTO
 
 
Conny Peel
 
 
EARL CARROLL AT HIS DESK
 
 
 
THE LAST PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT OF EARL CARROLL
 
 
 
GOODBY
 
 
 
 
 
 
SPEAKS FOT IT'S SELF
 
 
 
JUNE 17, 1948 - THE END OF AN ERA
 
1889 - 1948
 
 

 

 
 
CLICK to view Post Cards from the Earl Carroll Theater
 

 

 
 
 
THE JOHN E. REED
PHOTO COLLECTION
 
 
 
LUCY
 
A PHOTOGRAPHER OF STARS
and Earl Carroll's official photographer
 
JIMMY DURANTE PHOTO
 
 
JOHN E. REED OF HOLLYWOOD
Jimmy Durante's portrait is on the sign.
(Then 8" x 10" glamour photos were $7.50 - That's $125.00+ TODAY)
 
 
 
 
NEWLY FOUND
 
 
Names include: Gene Autry, Ray Bolger, George McManus, Ted Lewis, Groucho Marx, Jack Haley, John Howard, Anne Baxter, Lionel Barrymore, and more.
 
 
 
 
EARL CARROLL GIRL POSTER
Does anyone know their names?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PLEASE SEND ME YOUR
COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS
 
 
E-MAIL ME
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DO YOU HAVE ANY PHOTO'S BY JOHN E. REED?
SEND THEM AND WE WILL ADD THEM TO THIS SITE.
THANKS, SHIRLEY
 
 
 
DON'T FORGET
I Am looking for former EARL CARROLL
GIRLS to add to this website.
If you know about any, please let me know.

 

EDITORS NOTE:
Some photos have been retouched with the deficiencies removed.
Most photos of the day were in Black and White.
Photographers could only develope black and white film.
At that time the color process was expensive & cumbersome.
 
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