The Power of the Ladies – the Ladies Auxiliary

Ida Mayer Cummings Auxiliary IMC

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.

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2 comments

  1. Thank you Sharrie! The inside story is always so interesting and brings an interesting photo to life. Loving The Maybelline Story blog – its amazing.

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