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Sunday, January 6, 2008

ORPHA KLINKER THE "SEZ ME" GIRL OF THE MUSEUM OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

Cartoon Sketch of Orpha Klinker - Sez Me - Collection of Phyllis Hansen

What makes things, like The Museum of the San Fernando Valley, become a reality? The answer is three-fold, decision, hard work, and determination. Orpha Klinker, the "Sez Me" girl of the 1920s and 30s, was a living example of what one person can accomplish in a lifetime. Orpha, when asked how she was so sure that Campo de Cahuenga would be saved for future generations, simply replied "Sez Me!"
Orpha stood beside the great Mrs. Armitage Forbes to create the California El Camino Real bells and landmark recognitions, by determination and hard work and her familiar "Sez Me!"
Your Museum collects and fosters the public's knowledge about Orpha Klinker. We know that we'll someday be the place where people will come from around the world to learn about this (for the time being) little known California artist. How do we know this will happen? It's simple, "Sez Me"!

1 comment:

Gerald R. Fecht said...

We just got a telephone call saying that the Los Angeles Police Department is on the lookout for a stolen Orpha Klinker painting. Any news on this?