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The Ford Model Agency, Joan Pedersen 2nd girl from the right, on third row from the bottom, with choker necklace. Photo Nina Leen

The Ford Model Agency, Joan Pedersen girl from the right, on third row from the bottom, with choker necklace.

Portrait of business woman Eileen Ford, co-founder of the Ford Modeling Agency, as she listens on the telephone. Photo: Nina Leen for LIFE Magazine, 1948.

Portrait of business woman Eileen Ford, co-founder of the Ford Modeling Agency, as she listens on the telephone. Photo: Nina Leen for LIFE Magazine, 1948.

Nina Leen: The Ford Model Agency Bans These Poses (crime scene) 1948.

Nina Leen’s most well-known subjects were animals, American women and adolescents, and the Irascibles. Though many of Leen’s assignments were quite …

Nina Leen: the Ford Model Agency Bans These Poses (deodorant ad) 1948

Nina Leen for LIFE - From a 1948 story about the Eileen Ford modeling agency. Original caption: "The Fords Ban These Poses: The deodorant ad is frowned upon as not worthy of girls' special talents.

Eileen Ford conducting her job of running the ford model agency while model Jone Pedersen entertains fords daughter 1948 nina leen

Eileen Ford conducting her job of running the ford model agency while model Jone Pedersen entertains fords daughter 1948 nina leen

Eileen Ford in her model agency, as a masseuse works on her shoulders. Photo: Nina Leen for LIFE Magazine, 1948.

Eileen Ford in her model agency, as a masseuse works on her shoulders. Photo: Nina Leen for LIFE Magazine, 1948.

Model Agency 1948 (Nina Leen)

Model agency, In a meeting like a boss (except, you know, probably not the boss at all).

Eileen Ford, 1948. Dorian met her and they both started modelling agencies

Remembering Eileen Ford - LIFE Magazine July 1948 photo by Nina Leen

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