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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Audrey Lavinia Smaltz.

Author: Audrey Smaltz; Larry Crowe; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Stage manager and commentator Audrey Lavinia Smaltz was born on June 2, 1937 in New York City. Attending P.S. 46 and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Girls Junior High School, she graduated from New York City’s High School of Music and the Performing Arts in 1955. Smaltz worked as a model and salesperson at Bloomingdale’s, becoming an assistant fashion coordinator in 1964. Hired by Lane Bryant Clothing in 1965, she worked  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Audrey Smaltz
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Audrey Smaltz; Larry Crowe; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1000519532
Credits: Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2005 March 8.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 40 min., 18 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Audrey Lavinia Smaltz
Audrey Lavinia Smaltz

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Stage manager and commentator Audrey Lavinia Smaltz was born on June 2, 1937 in New York City. Attending P.S. 46 and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Girls Junior High School, she graduated from New York City’s High School of Music and the Performing Arts in 1955. Smaltz worked as a model and salesperson at Bloomingdale’s, becoming an assistant fashion coordinator in 1964. Hired by Lane Bryant Clothing in 1965, she worked as a model, buyer and fashion coordinator. In 1969, Smaltz joined the Ebony Fashion Fair as a commentator and fashion editor. In 1977, Smaltz organized her Ground Crew team, a backstage management group which has staffed many fashion shows including those by Vera Wang, Giorgio Armani, Betsey Johnson, Oscar de la Renta, Bill Blass, Alice Roi, Michael Kors, Luca, Nanette Lepore, Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole and Ralph Rucci. Smaltz has also worked with corporations like Nike, Vogue, Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, and J. Crew.

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