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


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28
June
07:00 - 09:00

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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/
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