The Lost History of Clifton's Cafeteria Camera Girls @ The Los Angeles Breakfast Club, Los Angeles [28 June]

The Lost History of Clifton's Cafeteria Camera Girls


447
28
June
07:00 - 09:00

 Facebook event page
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club
3201 Riverside Dr, Los Angeles, California 90027
If you live in Southern California, you’re likely familiar with the iconic Clifton’s Cafeteria located in downtown Los Angeles. However, most people don’t know that from 1945-1959 Clifton’s had a full-fledged professional photo studio operating out of their basement. “Keepsake Photography” employed a team of Camera Girls who would meander around the themed dining rooms with their vintage cameras offering to take your “Souvenir Photo” as a memento of your visit to this wildly popular eatery and tourist destination.

Miriam & Victoria Caldwell are the daughters of Vilma, one of the original Clifton’s Camera Girls. They recently discovered their mother’s diaries which she wrote while working at Clifton’s in the 1950’s, along with hundreds of her never before seen original photographs. The diaries and photographs tell the lost Vintage L.A. story of the photo studio, and about a sassy, fiercely independent girl named Vilma who became one of the most successful camera girls up at Clifton’s. She even invented a way to become the star of YOUR very own souvenir photo! Sadly, her ambitious aspirations for success eventually led her down a criminal path…. and into the office of Clifford Clinton. Come to the talk for all of this, and to find out if Vilma escapes with her good name!

Learn more about Vilma the camera girl on Miriam's blog:

diaryofvilma.com/
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ The Los Angeles Breakfast Club:

Scary (And Fun) Stories From the Other Side
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club
Halloween Wing Ding!
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club
Rogue Artists Ensemble on Kaidan Project
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club
A Cabaret Reunion with Connie Woodson & Don Snyder
The Los Angeles Breakfast Club

The most anticipated events in Los Angeles :

Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
The Forum
Burbank Winter Wine Walk
Downtown Burbank
Dia de los Muertos - The Legacy of Posada
Hollywood Forever
Pizza & Beer Festival - Los Angeles
LA Center Studios
THE ORIGINAL MISFITS
The Forum
Morrissey
Hollywood Bowl
R&B Rewind Fest: Boyz II Men, Jodeci, SWV, Jagged Edge & More
Microsoft Theater
Bruno Mars: 24K Magic World Tour
The Forum
The most popular events in your news feed!