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 ft. of papers
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