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Saturday, January 13th, 2018

1:00 PM 

Bolton Hall Museum

Parking available uphill at the Elks Lodge

Refreshments after the

1:00 PM performance (only)


Everyone is Welcome

Free Admission

Suggested Donation: $3 per person

Text Box: The Diary of Vilma: 
The Lost History of the Clifton’s Cafeteria Camera Girls

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.”  Miriam & Victoria are the daughters of Vilma, one of the original Clifton’s Camera Girls. They recently discovered their mother’s diaries 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 at Clifton’s. Sadly, her ambitious aspirations for success eventually led her down a criminal path…. and into the office of Clifford Clinton. Miriam & Victoria will tell the story.  Find out if Vilma escapes with her good name!