August 2016 – Margaret Herrick library, Los Angeles

I unearthed some fascinating photos of cinema workers, usherettes and ushers, at the Margaret Herrick Library, Los Angeles last week, as well as some fantastic information about the rules and regulations that the cinema workers had to adhere to. For example, usherettes were not, under any circumstances, allowed to form relationships with co-workers. Nor were they allowed to fraternise with the male cinema audience. This clearly had little impact, as I have often been told that usherettes married male projectionists and also had many dates with the men who went to the movies! Where there is a will….