The trade of the fashion model was very different in the Forties - it was an era in which a model was just as likely to book a commercial artist as she would a photographer:
"Most models receive five dollars an hour for posing, and a few get seven fifty or ten dollars an hour...Models like Meg Mundy or Helen Bennett who rarely earn less than $150.00 a week are in the upper brackets and are the sort of girls that the average male would pass without a second glance..."
"Many of the models are bitter, unhappy girls inside. They soon grow disillusioned with their dream of modeling as a gateway to theatrical glory; they learn that their height is against them."
In 1951 this lass was consuming a good deal of time at the Conover Agency...
- Click here to read about the highest paid model of the Forties: Jinx Falkenburg.
Click here to read a 1950s article about sex in advertising...
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