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PostSubject: Happy Birthday, EILEEN FORD!   Thu Mar 25, 2010 1:19 am

On March 25, 2010, Eileen Ford celebrates her 88th birthday!

Along with her late husband Jerry, Eileen Ford established the Ford Modeling Agency in 1946.

In the November 13, 1970 Life magazine article, she was lovingly dubbed The Godmother:
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=39767

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Inspired by that title and the film The Wizard of Oz, member and talented graphic artist AngoraSox created the digital collage series, The Journey Begins:
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=33126

"With guidance from model agency head Eileen Ford, illustrious 1960s models Terri Smith, Joan Thompson and Linda Morand embark upon a modeling career/journey/adventure. From the 1967 book Models Need Mothering by Marian Christ:

Every six months Mrs. Ford goes on an extended talent search to Scandinavian countries to 'discover' beautiful young girls who eventually end up on magazine covers and in television commercials. Many make upward of $100,000 a year — with no less than two months vacation. Eileen Ford is the fairy godmother with the magic wand and every pretty girl is a potential Cinderella. Little do would-be models know, however, that the path to fame and fortune is lined with thorns."

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The Journey Begins

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Now Departing Kansas

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Not In Kansas

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Eileen's Discoveries

"Glinda the Good and her charges in the land of...er...New York City."

Happy Birthday, Eileen, from your many friends and fans!

Susan Camp
Senior Editor & Archivist
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