Our last visit to San Francisco was in 2008. It's time to go back. We always stop at Quantity Postcards in North Beach. I'm not sure if this little shop is still there, but Quantity does have an online presence.
|Pearl Bates, President of Motel Managers Training School. 1987, Quantity Postcards|
I've been a secretary for a 100 years. NOW, I'm an "Executive Assistant." I still use the term "secretary," because it's so retro and descriptive. "Secretary" was phased out when more males came into the field. I like my job. I've been in the entertainment field for MANY years, so everyday is interesting and different and seemingly glamorous to the outside world. I am an important cog in this wheel we call the business of show. The secretaries of the world hold the professional community together. No matter how digitized business functions are, people still need to interact with real people to get things accomplished!
Sooooo, whenever I see official photos of secretaries doing their job, I collect them! Pearl Bates (above) is my hero. Her photo has graced the front of my desk for a very long time. Even though Pearl is labelled as the President of the Motel Managers Training School in South City, Texas, she's sitting at a reception-like desk. Everything about this photo is perfect, Pearl's pink suit, her hair, the French telephone on the desk and, of course, the sentiment, "May I Help You?" I've aspired to Pearl's excellence forever.
|Food Stuffs International Visitor's Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Quantity Postcards|
Above is another fab example of someone who loves her job! Who would not want to sit under an elongated globe of the world, circled by a ring of Food Stuffs!?!
OK, it's Friday. Time to put my stenographer's pad away, cover up my typewriter, turn off the mimeograph machine, let the phone service know that I'm closing the office and head out for the weekend! Have a wonderful one, my friends.
Labels: Art, Job, Los Angeles, Travel, Vintage Photos