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Archive of Hackensack, New Jersey Television Personality Virginia Rodner
Two fine bound scrapbook styled folios of the life of Virginia Rodner who was an early television mid-west personality. Born in Chicago, IL in the year 1914 where she lived into the 1930’s where she was a fashion model for a number of department stores. She ultimately went on to have a colorful life in Hackensack, New Jersey where she became a script writer, performer and television personality. From 1952-53 she was co-producer of her own half-hour television program over station WPIX sponsored by Matinee Magazine. In the late 1945-1948 she was co-producer of a Fashion Show and delivered live television commercials on KSD-TV in St. Louis. Later in life she became a beauty pageant judge which brought her all the way to the Miss America contest. She also served as the Fashion and Publicity Director at Arnold constable stores in New Jersey. Everything about her life is professionally typed & detailed in these albums from her education, family and career in perfect sequence. There are family photos as expected and newspaper articles and photos from her noted career. The early television ephemera include a number of photographs of Virginia performing commercials during the pioneer days of television in addition to photos of cast members and personalities.
Large Brown scrapbook measures 13 x 14 inches and contains roughly 60 insertions. Three Ring 10 x 12 album with clear plastic protective sheets contain the bulk of the ephemera and early television interest.
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