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We found this fascinating clipping from a magazine among some old monogram
Unfortunately whoever cut out the article didn't leave any information to
identify the magazine, but we would place it in 1950 or 51 - one of the featured
models, Nancy Davis, married Ronald Reagan in the spring of 1952.
These gigantic monograms are on sweaters worn by Esther (Williams) Gage,
Nancy Davis, and Cyd (Charisse) Martin. The monograms are all made from beads.
Gets Its Letter
by Pamela Lindus
Newest fashion in California is the casual cashmere dressed up
with custom-made monograms. Hollywood stars wear them with slacks, evening
Quality is high, price low.
Williams Gage chose a bold three-letter monogram done in white satin bugle
beads, outlined in beads of a contrasting color. It costs about $35.
Nancy Davis selected a cardigan with her two-letter monogram embroidered
on it in pretend pearls and glittering gold thread. The price is about $35.
Cyd Charisse Martin decided on a slip-ove with more delicate letters done
in peral beads and gold thread, add a plain cardigan. Each about $18.
photographs by John Engstead