Adam Lind

On the Town: La Providencia Guild’s fundraiser always in fashion

On the Town: La Providencia Guild’s fundraiser always in fashion

It was 1947. President Harry S. Truman was in the second year of his presidency, Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball, Tennessee Williams’ play “A Streetcar Named Desire” was running on Broadway and NBC debuted a week-in-review news program titled “Meet the Press” that was moderated by journalist Martha Rountree.

That year also saw the meeting of a handful of local women at the home of Eleanor Hiller on the corner of Bel Aire Drive and Walnut Avenue to establish the Burbank-based La Providencia Guild of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.

This year, as the guild celebrates its 70th anniversary, members staged their annual holiday fashion...

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