The Ida Mayer Cummings Ladies Auxiliary meets – tea, talk and dollars
Bob Hope once said about my great-grandmother, Ida Mayer Cummings, that she was the only woman he knew who could reach down the phone and grab a man by the lapels.
Where her brother Louis B Mayer was a force in filmmaking, Ida was a force in fundraising for the Jewish Home for the Aged in Los Angeles. Ironically, my grandmother and grandfather spent their last days there. But I look at this photo and see the fun, laughter and scheming to make sure money flowed from Hollywood and beyond to ensure comfort for the elderly.
By the way, I have no idea what the red x’s are for shown on the original photo. And enjoy the vintage fashions, especially you hat lovers.
Copyright Alicia Mayer 2012.