Photographs, greeting cards, and records documenting the life of Luther E. "Luella" Bloom, circa 1931-1988. The bulk of the
materials date from circa 1975 to 1987. Bloom was a unionized waiter in Los Angeles from 1972-1981. He also had a drag persona,
Luther E. Bloom was born in Illinois in 1921 and served in the U. S. Army during World War II. By June 1969 he had made his
way to Los Angeles, California. He was a member of the Hotel & Restaurant Employees and Bartenders International Union, 1969-1981,
and was employed as a waiter at a number of restaurants, hotels, and clubs including the Hotel Statler and later the Los Angeles
Athletic Club, circa 1976-1981. Bloom also had a drag persona, Luella. He died on May 26, 1988.
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