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Parks Johnson and Wally Butterworth with 17 girls aged 17 to promote the Paramount Pictures movie "Seventeen", February 12, 1940

1940-02-1220.7 x 25.4 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections

umd:682546
umd:682547

Alternate title:"The Seventeen, 17 yr. old girls from 17-cities brought to Hollywood, Cal by Paramount Pictures to be interviewed on Vox Pop, 2/15/40.."
Summary:Photograph shows seventeen (17), 17 year old girls from 17 different cities across the United States speaking with and being interviewed by Parks Johnson and Wally Butterworth (19 people total in photo). The girls were brought to Hollywood, California, by Paramount Pictures in order to promote the American comedy "Seventeen", which was released on March 1, 1940. Episode number 329. Brittingham's Radio Center Restaurant, Columbia Square, Photo credits: Paramount Photo by Don English. Pictured (left to right): Carolyn H. Monrotus (Little Rock, Arkansas), Helen Ruth Barr (Memphis, Tennessee), Virginia McGill (Kansas City, Missouri), Parks Johnson, Suzanne Thomsen (Chicago, Illinois), Hazel Owens (Birmingham, Alabama), Wally Butterworth, Pat McGuire (Denver, Colorado), Gloria Sheehan (Buffalo, New York), Naomi Fowler (Salt Lake City, Utah), Mary Jane Bather (Minneapolis, Minnesota), Pann Merryman (Des Moines, Iowa), La Vonne Moyer (Omaha, Nebraska), Adelyne Pilkington (Detroit, Michigan), Jeanne Towery (Houston, Texas), Betty Jean McCord (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), La Ferris Wofford (Dallas, Texas), Virginia Reimold (Columbus, Ohio), Peggy Webb (Nashville, Tennessee).
Creator:English, Don
Provider:Paramount Pictures Corporation
Century:1901-2000
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Zone:Columbia Square
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:California
Place of origin – Settlement:Los Angeles
Place of origin – District:Hollywood
Temporal subject: 1931-1940
Topical subjects: Johnson, Parks
Butterworth, Wally, 1901-1974
Monrotus, Carolyn H.
Barr, Helen Ruth
Thomsen, Suzanne
Owens, Hazel
McGuire, Pat
Sheehan, Gloria
Fowler, Naomi
Bather, Mary Jane
Merryman, Pann
Moyer, La Vonne
Pilkington, Adelyne
Towery, Jeanne
McCord, Betty Jean
Wofford, La Ferris
Reimold, Virginia
Webb, Peggy
McGill, Virginia
Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Interviews
Genre:Portrait photographs
ArchivesUM location:Vox Pop Collection
  • series 4
  • box 2
  • folder 3
  • accession 1996-18
Repository:Library of American Broadcasting
Browse terms:Broadcasting, Communications
Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:unknown
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