Thursday, April 24, 2014

Eleanor Penner's Vanity Showing Perfume Bottles c1938

This photograph shows a vanity designed by Paul T. Frankl, who furnished the Los Angeles home of comedian and radio personality Joe Penner and his wife Eleanor in 1938. Photo and information from

The perfumes I can readily identify are:

  • Vol de Nuit by Guerlain c1933
  • Fleurs de Rocaille by Caron c1934
  • Unidentified Coty bottle
  • Pois de Senteur de Chez Moi by Caron c1927
  • Blue Grass by Elizabeth Arden c1934
  • Bellodgia by Caron c1927
  • Cassandra by Weil c1936
  • Shanghai by Lentheric c1934
  • Shalimar by Guerlain c1925
  • Toujours Fidele by D'Orsay c1912
  • Risque Tout by Lentheric c1935
  • Indiscret by Lucien Lelong c1935
  • Tabac Blond by Caron c1919
  • Vega by Guerlain c1936
  • Sous le Vent by Guerlain c1933
  • Liu by Guerlain c1929
  • My Sin by Lanvin c1924
  • Several unidentified bottles

Plus some Czech cut crystal bottles scattered around the vanity.

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