The George Brusinski papers span the years 1904-1963 (bulk 1915-1920s) and encompass 2.8 linear feet.
The collection includes drawings and patterns for boots, shoes, and sandals; an order pad; a Paris
sketchbook; a hand-bound book made by Brusinski with hand-painted design drawings of footwear he made for
numerous film studios, with actor names, foot measurements, and some film titles; a small amount of
correspondence; and sample miniature leather boots. Rudolph Valentino was a noted customer.
George Brusinski (1882-1948), born Georges Jeannot Brusinski in Latvia, was a shoe and boot maker who
also provided footwear to the motion picture industry from the late 1910s through the 1940s. In Los
Angeles, at Wangerin Shoe Manufacturing and Hollywood Boot Maker he specialized as a designer and maker
of historical and modern footwear, particularly custom-made boots, shoes, and sandals. Brusinski came to
Hollywood by way of Paris, France.
2.8 linear feet of papers.
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