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Jerry McMillan photographs of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s and 1970s, 1957-2014

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McMillan (Jerry) photographs of the Los Angeles art scene in the 1960s and 1970s
Series I. Photographs, 1957-2012 23.84 Linear Feet (44 boxes).
Series I comprises black-and-white gelatin silver prints, contact sheets, and black-and-white negatives, with some chromogenic color prints and color transparencies. In his earliest work as a photographer, McMillan often used his good friends and art school colleagues as models, including Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode, Robert Irwin, Patrick Blackwell, and also provided portraits and other images to fellow artists for their exhibition announcements and catalogues. McMillan's 1957 photographs of Ed Ruscha and the house they shared in Hollywood are among the earliest photographs in the collection, and photographs of the friends together and with their families and acquaintances in the Los Angeles art scene make up a major part of the series. All prints described are black-and-white unless otherwise noted, and are unmounted unless noted. McMillan's handwritten notes have been reproduced in the file-level Scope and Contents notes, and portions of the original envelopes from which the data was taken are stored in archival binders with the corresponding project negatives and contact sheets. The measurements listed in McMillan's handwritten notes nearly always reflect actual image size, and do not match the sizes into which they have been sorted by the cataloger for long-term housing, which was determined by the format and size of the substrate or mount. Dates are taken directly from the verso of prints when present, or from contact sheets and negative envelopes, though the dates listed by the artist on original materials are inconsistent across the collection and should be considered approximate. Additionally, reprints produced by Craig Krull Gallery for retrospective exhibitions have been integrated into McMillan's existing project arrangement, making the item counts in McMillan's notes different than the actual number of prints in the collection.
Arrangement
Negatives have been arranged to visually reflect the arrangement of developed film as it appears on the nearest corresponding contact sheet (the numbering of shots is inconsistent throughout the collection). Prints have been separated and stored flat in boxes according to size, and folders are arranged alphabetically under surname of individual subjects, with project title second, or by project name in cases of group photographs. Projects represented by fewer than three prints are combined together into one folder and arranged alphabetically according to individual subject or project. Projects for which multiple envelopes were nested together in one larger envelope are arranged with the outer envelope first, followed by those inside, which are themselves arranged in alphabetical order by subject or name in cases where two or more separate subjects with the same surname were grouped together (as with relatives or married couples). Projects that contain photographs of two or more separate subjects who do not share surnames have been kept together under the project title or surname of the subject listed first on the envelope, and placed in alphabetical order, unless noted. Negatives sleeves that feature identical metadata in McMillan's writing have been grouped together at the end of project sections in the negatives binders. Negatives sleeves that have unique marks or added data have been placed directly behind the corresponding negatives. Contact sheets and negatives were placed in the original numerical order indicated on the negative sleeves if numbers were present, or in the order of their original stack placement inside the envelope if no other order was indicated.
1818 - Home of 'Students 5', 1957-1960
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "1818 – home of 'students 5.' 1818 N. New Hampshire Ave, Hollywood, CA. Ed Ruscha Joe Goode Jerry McMillan 'Students 5.' Pat Blackwell Don Moore Later: Bud Luckey moved in. Note: Wall Batterton was one of the original 'Students 5.' He got married, moved out and Joe Goode came out from Oklahoma and moved in, taking his place. - Original 'Students 5' – 1 photo, 8 x 10", 1 copy - Ed Ruscha's 'Car on a Stick' photo prints 13 3/8 x 10 ½" - Color print of 1818, 1960."
Prints
Box Folder
1 1 1818, Ed Ruscha's Car on a Stick in our Side Yard
1 1 8 x 10
Four prints including three showing a photograph of Ed Ruscha's car mounted to a stick, which is stuck into the ground near a tree, and one of Ed Ruscha attaching the photograph to the stick.
Box Folder
8 1 11 x 14
Two prints, both featuring a photograph of Ed Ruscha's car mounted on a stick that is stuck into the ground near a tree. One print is mounted on cardboard and one is unmounted.
Box Folder
43* 1 Color images of the house at 1818 N. New Hampshire
Three prints including one 15x19 color print and two 8x10 color prints featuring the façade of house at 1818 N. New Hampshire Ave., and one color transparency of the image.
1 1 'Students 5' at Chouinard Costume Ball
Three 8x10 prints of a 1957 photograph by an unknown photographer, showing Jerry McMillan, Ed Ruscha, Wall Batterton, Don Moore, and Patrick Blackwell dressed in beggar costumes at a party. Notes on the original envelope confirm that there are no negatives for this image in the collection.
box
14 Black-and-white negatives
14 Contact sheets
24 Young Los Angeles Artists, 1971
Three 11x14 prints showing exhibition participants sitting on LACMA stairs. Artists include John Alberty; Michael Asher; James Bradley; Vija Celmins; Ron Cooper; Mary Corse; Robert Cumming; David Deutsch; Guy Dill; Laddie John Dill; Fred Eversley; Jack Goldstein; Scott Grieger; Patrick Hogan; Richard Jackson; Peter Lodato; Alan McCollum; Barbara Munger; Peter Plagens; Joe Ray; Allen Ruppersberg; Wolfgang Stoerchle; William Wegman; and John White. McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "35mm 64 negs, 2 proofs/catalogue designed by Jerry McMillan, 1 copy."
Box folder
8 2 Prints
box
14 Black-and-white negatives
14 Contact sheets
Wall Batterton and Cindy Batterton, 1963
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Wall Batterton, One of the original 'Students 5, artist"; 96 negs, 8 proofs, 1 vintage print, 13 ½ x 10 3/8", 1963. Cindy Batterton - 1963, 63 negs, 7 proofs, 2 vintage prints, 13 3/8 x 10 ½". 13 7/16 x 10 ½."
Prints
Box Folder
44* 1 Cindy Batterton portrait
One 16 x 20 print, mounted to board, showing Cindy Batterton looking over the top of a wooden fence with one of her paintings hanging behind her.
Box Folder
8 3 Wall and Cindy Batterton posing with paintings
Two prints including one 11 x 14 mounted print of Wall Batterton posing with one of his paintings, and one 11 x 14 unmounted print of Cindy Batterton posing with one of her paintings.
box
14 Black-and-white negatives
14 Contact sheets
Billy Al Bengston & Don Everly, 1970
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Photos for Billy Al Bengston and Don Everly record album cover, 1970. 160 2 ¼ negs, 14 proofs, 34 35mm negs, 2 proofs, copies of album cover and song page. 4 photo prints of Billy Al Bengston, 6 ¾" x 8 ½", 2 photo prints of Don Everly, 9 13/16 x 9 7/8", 1970 – 1 photo print of Don, 9 x 8 7/8", 1970."
Prints
Box Folder
1 4 Billy Al Bengston portraits
Five 8 x 10 prints of Billy Al Bengston wearing a white t-shirt and sunglasses.
Box Folder
8 5 Don Everly portraits
Three prints including one 11 x 14 and two 10 1/2 x 11 prints of Don Everly posing with his guitar for an album cover. The folder is arranged alphabetically under "Everly."
box
15 Black-and-white negatives
15 Contact sheets
Billy Al Bengston and Peter Alexander in bed, 1971
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Billy Al Bengston and Peter Alexander in bed," 1971, 36 negs, 1 proof."
box
15 Black-and-white negatives
15 Contact sheets
The contact sheet originally had a purple sticky note with an arrow drawn onto it pointing to frame number 26.
Larry Bell, 1961
McMillan's handwritten notes on envelope read, "For Larry Bell – 12 negs, 1 proof, 1 copy print, 1 b+w print, 7 5/8 x 8."
Prints
Box Folder
1 2 8 x 10 and smaller
Three prints including one 8 x 10 print of Bell standing with his paintings in his studio, and two different 8 x 8 prints of Bell posing with his paintings.
Box Folder
8 4 11 x 12
Three prints showing Bell sitting in front of a painting in his studio.
Box
16 Black-and-white negatives
16 Contact sheets
Includes two test strips.
Larry Bell and James Turrell, 1968
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Larry Bell & Jim Turrell, 1968 - Larry Bell came to be photographed for L.A. Six catalogue, he brought James (Jim) Turrell with him who I photographed also. 12 negs, 1 proof of Turrell alone, 1968, 12 negs, 1 proof total for two above = 24 negs."
Box
16 Black-and-white negatives
16 Contact sheets
Ed Bereal, 1961
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "One of the War Babies, 1961 – 32 negs, 3 proofs." McMillan originally combined the Bereal material in a larger envelope together with the Ron Miyashiro material.
Prints
Box Folder
1 3 8 x 10
One 8 x 10 print of Bereal in front of his artwork, posing with one leg up on a chair.
Box Folder
8 3 11 x 14
One 11 x 14 print of Bereal leaning on a chair, his artworks on the wall behind him.
Box
16 Black-and-white negatives
16 Contact sheets
Natalie Bieser, circa 1977
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Natalie Bieser Goode" (Joe Goode's second wife), 1 bio page, two sides; 126 35mm negs, 4 proofs, 2 4 x 5" negs, 1 proof, 128 negs."
Box
16 Black-and-white negatives
16 Contact sheets
Patrick, Garie, and Anastasia Blackwell, 1959-1963
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "1 photo of Patrick – too large to fit in envelope. Image is 10 ½ x 10 ½" – photo 23" x 17 ½", 1962; 1 large photo print of Pat making a face for me, 19 3/8" x 16", 1963; 3 printed promotional material mailers of Pat, 13" x 10"; Garie and Ana, 13 11/16" x 10", 1962; 1 photo print of Pat with his painting Norm – 10 ½" x 13 3/8", 1962; 1 printed Christmas mailer 16 ¾" x 10 5/8", 1963; 1 photo print of Garie, 15" x 12" – image 10 ½ x 10 ½" (mounted), 1962; 1 photo print, mounted, of Anastasia, 15 x 12" image 10 ½" x 10 ½". Patrick Blackwell, 148 negs, 13 proofs, 1 print of Pat's dog, Cha Cha; Garie Blackwell, 72 negs, 6 proofs, 1962; Anastasia Blackwell, 95 negs, 8 proofs, 1962 - Total: 315 negs, 27 proofs."
Prints
Box Folder
44* 2 Blackwell family members
Four prints including one 16 x 20 mounted print of Patrick Blackwell sitting near one of his paintings in an outdoor location strewn with debris; two 12 x 15 prints of Garie and Anastasia Blackwell, mounted on board, and one unmounted close-up of Patrick Blackwell's face, holding a flower between his teeth.
Box Folder
6 1 Patrick Blackwell with his painting #5
One 10 x 12 print of Blackwell in front of a large painting featuring a stylized woman's head in a circle.
Box Folder
8 3 Patrick Blackwell with his painting Norm
One 11 x 14 print of Blackwell sitting near his painting Norm, in an outdoor location strewn with wood and debris.
Box Folder
1 3 Pat's dog Cha Cha
One 8 x 10 mounted print of Blackwell's dog Cha Cha, originally in envelope with Blackwell contact sheets and negatives.
Box
17-18 Black-and-white negatives
Anastasia and Garie Blackwell material is in box 17, Patrick Blackwell material in box 18.
17-18 Contact sheets
Irving Blum, circa 1970
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Irving Blum for a Christmas card, c.1970s, 24 negs, 2 proofs."
Box
18 Black-and-white negatives
18 Contact sheets
Boxing Match, 1972
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "'Boxing Match', Billy Al Bengston, Ed Ruscha, Ken Price, Joe Goode, at "Indian Red Lopez" Boxing match. 52 35mm negs, 2 proofs, 3 b&w prints 8 x 10" each; - Billy Al Bengston, Ed Ruscha, Ken Price, Joe Goode, 1972 - 1 photo print 9 1/2 x 7 1/4"; - Ken Price, 1972, 1 photo print, 6 3/16 x 9"; - Ed Ruscha, Ken Price, Joe Goode, 1972, 1 photo print 6 1/2 x 9 5/8"."
Prints
Box Folder
6 1 Billy Al Bengston, Ed Ruscha, Ken Price, Joe Goode at the Boxing Match
One 10 x 12 digital print showing the artists in profile, watching a boxing match.
1 5 Ed Ruscha, Ken Price, Joe Goode at the Boxing Match, Billy Al Bengston not shown
Five prints including four 8 x 10 prints showing the artists watching a boxing match, and one 8 x 10 portrait of Price on his way to the match.
Box
19 Black-and-white negatives
19 Contact sheets
A sticky note with a handwritten arrow was originally on the contact sheet pointing toward frame number 2, which is also outlined in gray pencil.
Paul Brach and Miriam Schapiro, 1969
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Paul Brach/Miriam Schapiro/Tom Garver/Phyllis Lutjeans - Tom Garver, Director of the Newport Harbor Museum, 3 negs, Phyllis Lutjeans as assistant? 94 negs, 4 proofs, 1 catalogue that I designed, my photo on page 2."
Box
19 Black-and-white negatives
19 Contact sheets
Peter Bunnell, Museum of Modern Art Photography into Sculpture show, 1970
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Peter Bunnell, Museum of Modern Art, Photography into Sculpture show with my work, 1970. 1 neg, 1 proof, 1 print- 8 x 10."
Box folder
1 3 Print
One 8 x 10 print of Peter Bunnell holding McMillan's photo sculptures, preparing for the exhibition Photography into Sculpture at the Museum of Modern Art.
Box
19 Black-and-white negatives
19 Contact sheets
Judy Chicago as a boxer 1966, 1970
McMillan handwritten notes on envelope read, "48 2 ¼" negs, 4 proofs, 2 copies, 1 reproduction of Artforum ad. 1 print 10 ½" x 10 7/16", 1 invitation 6" x 8 ½". 104 negs, total. - "Judy Chicago," 5 pages about the photograph from Gail Levin's book Becoming Judy Chicago, pub. 2007."
Prints
Box Folder
6 2 8 x 10
Two prints including one 9 x 10 print showing Chicago standing in the corner of a boxing ring with Hamilton-Cooke and Glenn, and one 7 1/2 x 11 print of the boxing scene with Chicago sitting in corner, Hamilton-Cooke's hands on Chicago's shoulders.
Box Folder
8 3 11 x 14
One print of Judy Chicago standing in the corner of a boxing ring, Alona Hamilton-Cooke standing directly behind her and Jack Glenn wearing a bow tie kneeling just outside the ring. All are looking at the camera.
Box
19 Black-and-white negatives
19 Contact sheets
Ronald Davis and Susan Davis, circa 1967
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Susan and baby - 115 negs, 9 proofs, 2 announcements, 2 prints 19 5/8" x 16 ¾" + 16" x 20" - Susan Davis, 3 photos 9 ½" x 7 9/16", 7 3/8 x 5 ¾", 7 3/8 x 5 ¾"."
Prints
Box Folder
44* 3 Ronald Davis
Three prints including one 16 x 20 of Ronald Davis sitting on the floor; one 16 x 20 unmounted print of Davis sitting on a wooden crate, and one 16 x 20 mounted print of Davis sitting on a wooden crate. The verso of the cardboard-mounted portrait has an identical, but damaged, print torn from the backing.
44* 3 Susan Davis, mounted on board
Two 5 x 7 photographs of Davis's nude torso glued to cardboard backing, an apparent printer's mock-up with hand-drawn measurements in pencil. Originally in black paper folder with creased 8 x 10 photograph of Davis.
Box Folder
1 3 Susan Davis, unmounted
One 8 x 10 unmounted photograph of Davis's torso, creased in the center lengthwise. Originally in black paper folder with two photographs mounted to board.
Box
20 Black-and-white negatives
20 Contact sheets
Peter Erskine, 1992
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Peter Erskine, 23 negs, 1 proof, 1 catalogue I designed, 1 print of Peter 6 7/16 x 4 3/8". Christine Woelfle - 1 catalogue; Christine was Peter Erskine's wife's sister. They asked me to design a catalogue in her memory."
Box folder
1 3 Print
One 5x7 print of Erskine's headshot portrait, originally housed in plastic with a catalogue for Erskine's 1992 solar work Secrets of the Sun.
Box
20 Black-and-white negatives
20 Contact sheets
Fred Eversley, 1969
McMillan's handwritten notes on envelope read, "Photos made for Life magazine to match with Irwin and Wheeler photos I had taken. Life mag. wanted to do a light and space article, but never did."
Box folder
8 6 Prints
Four full-length portraits of Eversley seated on a crate and holding a cigar. Sizes range from 11 x 11 to 11 x 14.
Box
20 Black-and-white negatives
20 Contact sheets
Flag Series, 1962
McMillan's handwritten notes on envelope read, "Flag series - 113 negs, 12 proofs, 1 announcement, 1962. Flag portfolio, negs, prints 11 ¼ x 8 ¾", 1962; - 1 mounted print of apple and flag bag, 1962, 13 7/16 x 10 3/8"; - 2 extra prints not used, 7 13/16, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2", 1961; - 1 mounted bleed photo of my wife, Patty, and flag, 11 5/8" x 9 7/16", 1962; - One and only vintage flag portfolio, 13 prints, 11 ¼ x 8 ¾, 1962; - Christmas card original art work, 1962; - Photo of Christmas tree inside bag. This was mailed before Christmas, the crumpled-up bag was mailed between Christmas and New Year. 12 negs, 1 proof, 1962." The envelope also contained a 5 x 7 exhibition announcement for Picturing Ed: Jerry McMillan's photographs of Ed Ruscha, 1958-1970 featuring the McMillan image of Ed Ruscha with flag on the recto, which has been moved to the Jerry McMillan announcements and ephemera file in Series IV.
Prints
Box Folder
44* 1 Flag images, mounted
Two 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 prints mounted side-by-side on a 16 x 20 board, a mock-up for a Christmas card designed by McMillan. The board was originally wrapped in black paper.
Box Folder
7 1 Flag portfolio with 15 prints (original)
Original "Flag Series Portfolio" with 15 loose prints stacked on one another, wrapped in three-fold black paper envelope with a single black paper cover with a circular hole cut out of the lower left corner, through which a small flag image showed through. Prints have been numbered (with the identifier FS for "Flag Series") in the order in which they were stacked, beginning with the circular flag image that was originally attached to the cover, and housed outside the black paper envelope and single sheet cover, but in the same box. The circular flag print that showed through the hole on the paper cover is stored with the other prints. The prints are in fair condition, but the paper portfolio is in poor condition: the circular flag image has a visible glue pattern but no longer sticks to the paper envelope, on which a circle of glue is also visible where the image was attached, and the paper envelope has distressed seams and some tears along the folds. Prints numbered [2015.M.10-FS.13] and [2015.M.10-FS.14] are recent digital prints, but all others appear to be originals.
Box Folder
6 1 Patty McMillan with flag, mounted
One 9 1/2 x 11 1/2 print mounted on board.
Box
21 Black-and-white negatives
A negative strip from Flag Series portfolio photographs, featuring frames 9-12, which has a bend on the right side near the top, and the contact strip for the same frames originally had a sticky note attached with the words, "This photo is missing from the portfolio, I need to make a new print," with an arrow pointed at frame 11 featuring Ed Ruscha wrapped in a flag.
21 Contact sheet
Joe Goode, 1960-1970
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "#1: - 212 negs, 20 proofs, 1 copy - Negs of Joe's first wife, Judy, and daughter, Stephanie - Negs for War Babies show - Negs for Milk Bottle Painting Show and announcement - Negs of 'girlfriends,' 2 prints of Joe and his daughter Stephanie, 7 5/8 x 9 ½". #2: envelope - Photo announcement printed, Paintings of Houses show, 10 3/8 x 10 ¾" - Printed announcement, photo of Joe Goode, 1966, 18 15/16 x 14 5/8" - Photo of Joe in his studio on Western Ave, 9 x 6 3/16" - Photo of Joe in his studio doorway, 'The Crossroad Church' on Western Ave, LA, 10 x 8" - Photo of Joe with his car calendar pages, 1968, 8 x 10" - Photo of Joe and girls working on his car calendar, 1968, 5 1/8" x 7 ½" and 6 1/8" x 8 7/8" - Photo of Joe on his letterhead, envelope and business cards, printed - 2 photo prints of Joe and girlfriend Julie Wheeler, 15 ¾ x 19 3/16" – 15 ¾ x 19 7/8"."
Prints
Box Folder
44* 3 Joe Goode and Julie Wheeler
Two 16 x 20 prints of Goode posing with girlfriend Julie Wheeler.
Box Folder
6 1 Goode in the doorway of his studio
One 10 x 12 print showing Goode standing in the doorway of his studio, a building with a storefront church sign.
Box Folder
44* 2 Joe Goode portraits
Three 16 x 20 prints.
Box Folder
9 1 Joe Goode posing with his paintings
Two prints including one 11 x 14 print of Goode in his studio, looking at a painting, mounted on cardboard, and one unmounted 11 x 14 print of Goode with one of his milk bottle paintings.
1 6 Joe Goode studio shots
Six prints including one 8 x 10 and one 7 x 8 print showing Goode and women assistants working in his studio; one portrait of Goode holding a cup with calendars on the wall behind him; one 8 x 10 print of Goode posing next to a painting created for War Babies exhibition, and two 8 x 10 prints of Goode with his daughter Stephanie.
Box
22-23 Black-and-white negatives
22-23 Contact sheets
Joe Goode and Robert Graham, Jerry McMillan and Bob Graham, circa 1960s
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Joe Goode & Bob Graham, Jerry McMillan & Bob Graham - Bob Graham & Joe Goode at Mayer's Deli, then going down the street to Jerry McMillan's studio, goofing off. 17 negs, 2 proofs. Several photographs were made by Joe Goode."
Box
24 Black-and-white negatives
24 Contact sheets
Joe Goode and Jerry McMillan in McMillan's studio, circa 1960s
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Joe Goode and Jerry McMillan in Jerry's studio" - 26 negs, 22 neg proofs, 1 proof, 1 print 3 5/8 x 5 1/2"."
Box folder
1 6 Print
One 4 x 6 print of McMillan with his arm around Goode's shoulder, Goode making a face and looking sideways at McMillan.
Box
24 Black-and-white negatives
24 Contact sheets
Robert Graham, 1967
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Envelope #1: 1. Bob Graham, 1967, at Nick Wilder Gallery. 2. Bob at home with first wife Joey and son Stephen. B+W 338 35 mm negs, 10 proofs, 5 color trans with Bob's car - Envelope #2: 1. B+W, 2 ¼ negs, photos for announcement, 1967. 111 2 ¼ negs of Bob and family. 10 proofs. 2. B+W 35 mm, Bob and family at train station. Tom Holland, wife, and Nick Wilder saying goodbye – 72 negs, 2 proofs 3. B+W 35 mm, 6 negs, Nick Wilder Gallery, 2 negs. Bob with model, 1 proof. 4. B+W 35 mm, 18 negs, model for Bob, 1 proof 5. 2,207 B+W, 14 proofs."
Prints
Box Folder
43* 2 Color images of Robert Graham posing with his car
One 8 x 10 digital color print of Graham sitting in the open door of his parked car, and five color 35mm transparencies of Graham posing with his car.
Box Folder
1 7 Robert Graham posing with artworks and with his wife
Six prints including one 8 x 10 and four 6 x 10 prints of Graham with his artworks on display in Nicholas Wilder Gallery, and one 8 x 10 print showing Graham sitting on a bed with his wife Joey.
Box Folder
45* 4 Robert Graham posing with his wife Joey, 16 x 20
Two 16 x 20 prints of Graham posing with his wife Joey in a studio.
Box Folder
9 2 Robert Graham with his family
Two 11 x 12 prints of Graham with his wife Joey and son Steven, posing on a grassy hill.
Box
24 Black-and-white negatives
24 Contact sheets
Maren Hassinger and William Mahan, ARCO Center for Visual Art, 1976
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "ARCO Center for Visual Art"- Maren Hassinger / William Mahan, 208 35mm negs, 7 proofs, 8 b&w prints 8 x 10" each, 1 b&w print 8 x 4 15/26"."
Box folder
1 8 Prints
Twelve prints, including eleven 8 x 10 prints and one 5 x 8 print featuring the artists posing together and separately.
Box
25 Black-and-white negatives
25 Contact sheets
George Herms, 1992
McMillan's handwritten notes on envelope read, "26 negs, 1 proof, 7 copies, photos of George Herms - 1 booklet about George's show, 1 Artscene - 1 announcement, 10 post cards - 1 catalogue that was designed by Jerry McMillan, 1992, The Secret Archives ."
Box folder
1 9 Prints
Four 8 x 10 bust portraits of Herms.
Box
25 Black-and-white negatives
25 Contact sheets
Robert Irwin in his studio, 1962-1963
McMillan's handwritten notes on envelope read, "Robert (Bob) Irwin - Bob in his Studio, 35 negs, 3 proofs, 2 copies, 7 prints 7 5/8 x 7 13/16"."
Prints
Box Folder
2 1 8 1/2 x 8 and smaller
Thirteen prints including seven 8 1/2 x 8 and six 5 x 5 prints of Irwin posing in his studio.
Box Folder
9 3 11 x 14
Two 11x14 prints of Robert Irwin sitting on a stool next to a work table in his studio, his hands actively gesturing.
Box
25 Black-and-white negatives
25 Contact sheets
Jan Series, 1963
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Jan series, 1963- 44 negs, 9 proofs, 1963. Photos used for the "Jan" series. -163 negs, 18 proofs, 1963 photos not used. -207 negs, 27 proofs, 1963 total. -8 14 x 11" prints, vintage; -1 13 x 10 3/8" print, vintage; -1 13 15/16 x 10 9/16 print, vintage."
box folder
11 1 Prints
Ten 11 x 14 prints featuring model "Jan" posing clothed and nude, as well as images arranged by McMillan into still lifes and photographed.
Box
26 Black-and-white negatives
26 Contact sheets
Box Folder
2 7 John F. Kennedy collage, 1963
One 7 x 7 collage print showing a portrait of Kennedy in the middle ground propped against a backdrop with the stenciled words "Dallas Nov. 22, 1963" in repeating rows, and a shallow foreground featuring bunches of small flowers. No negatives relating to this project are present in the collection.
Paul Klee, 1963
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "11 negs, [2] proofs, 1 copy print, 1 photo print 6" x 6" mounted on 15" x 15". Paul Klee is one of the Prussian soldiers in the found photo that Jerry used in his photo."
Prints
Box Folder
43* 3 Color digital print of a rusty can on the ground
One 5 x 6 color inkjet print on photo paper.
Box Folder
6 1 Paul Klee photo collage
One 10 x 10 black-and-white collage.
Box Folder
44* 1 Paul Klee photo collage, mounted
One 7 x 7 black-and-white collage on 16 x 16 board.
Box
27 Black-and-white negatives
27 Contact sheets
Hoon Kwak, 1993
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Hoon Kwak photos, '93 - photo for a catalogue I designed of his art, 24 negs, 1 proof, 2 b&w prints 4 5/8 x 7" each."
Box folder
1 3 Prints
Two 5 x 7 portraits of artist Hoon Kwak.
Box
27 Black-and-white negatives
27 Contact sheets
Los Angeles Six, 1968
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "'L.A. Six,' all photographed in Jerry's studio - Larry Bell, 36 negs, 3 proofs - Ron Davis, 36 negs, 3 proofs - Robert Irwin, 36 negs, 3 proofs, 2 b&w prints 7 5/8 x 7 13/16" each - Craig Kauffman, 24 negs, 2 proofs - Edward Kienholz, 24 negs, 2 proofs - John McCracken, 12 negs, 1 proof - 4 4 x 5" negs, 2 proofs - 1 Los Angeles 6 catalogue, The Vancouver Art Gallery, 1968 - Total of all 172 negs, 16 proofs."
Prints
Box Folder
9 4 Los Angeles Six exhibition artists' portraits
Sixteen prints including two 10 x 12 portraits of Larry Bell blowing smoke from a cigar; two 11 x 12 full portraits of Ron Davis standing with his dog at his feet; one 12 x 12 print of Robert Irwin sitting on a crate; seven 11 x 12 prints of Craig Kauffman; two 11 x 12 prints showing Edward Kienholz posing on a stool, and two 11 x 12 prints of John McCracken sitting on a chair.
Box Folder
2 2 Portraits of Larry Bell and Robert Irwin for Los Angeles Six
Three prints including one 5 x 5 print of Bell standing and blowing smoke from a cigar, and two 8 x 8 prints of Irwin sitting on a crate.
Box
27 Black-and-white negatives
27 Contact sheets
One contact sheet for the Bell images is damaged, with torn and missing material along top and right edge.
William (Bud) Luckey, 1960-1961
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "William (Bud) Luckey, Animator. Chouinard student that moved into 'Students 5' house after two had married. He I think works for Pixar and was up for Academy Award for a short film, 2007 or '08."
Prints
Luckey's boots
Box Folder
1 3 8 x 10
One 8 x 10 print showing a close-up of Luckey's boots, shot from the ground.
Box folder
10 1 11 x 14
One 11 x 14 print showing a close-up of Luckey's boots, shot from the ground.
Box Folder
44* 1 Luckey with banjo
One 16 x 20 mounted print of Luckey posing with his artworks and holding a banjo.
Box
28 Black-and-white negatives
There is no negative for the prints of Luckey's boots included here, but similar images are present among the negatives.
28 Contact sheets
Mason, Ed, Jerry, 1968-1972
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Mason, Ed, Jerry -2 1/4" negs, Ed Ruscha, Mason Williams, Thelma Camacho and Me, 24 negs, 2 proofs - 2 prints. 1. Ed Ruscha, Jerry McMillan & Mason Williams, 7 9/16 x 9 9/16" 2. Ed Ruscha and Mason Williams, 9 9/16 x 7 9/16" - Mason Williams After Throwing Pie at CBS TV Station 32, 35mm negs, 1 proof."
Box Folder
2 3 Mason Williams, Ed Ruscha, and Jerry McMillan in McMillan's studio
Four prints including two 8 x 10 images featuring Ruscha standing back-to-back with Williams, and two 8 x 10 prints featuring Ruscha, McMillan, and Williams standing abreast of each other.
Box
28 Black-and-white negatives
28 Contact sheets
Jerry McMillan, 1963-1974
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "152 negs / 7 proofs / 1 print / 1 announcement - 1 print of Jerry by Ed Ruscha - 6 announcements - 6 articles about Jerry's work - 1 copy of Jerry's catalogue for his first traveling exhibition, 1970 - 3 catalogues: 1980, 1989, 2012. 2 magazines, art ltd., 2011, B+W, 2013 - 1 self-portrait, 20" x 16", made same time as 'Walter Hopps, Jerry McMillan Wants to See You!', 1963." Another McMillan self-portrait, for which there is no negative in the collection, is stored with Yanez materials in Box 2, Folder 9.
Prints
Box Folder
2 4 Jerry McMillan portraits
Two prints including one 8 x 10 portrait of McMillan sitting in a restaurant booth, taken by Ed Ruscha, and one image of a McMillan self-portrait pinned with tacks to a piece of wood.
Box Folder
46* 3 Jerry McMillan self-portrait
One 16 x 20 self-portrait of McMillan holding his tilted head in his hand.
Box
28 Black-and-white negatives
28 Contact sheets
Ron Miyashiro, 1961
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "One of the War Babies, 1961 – 36 negs, 3 proofs." McMillan originally combined the Miyashiro material in an envelope together with the Ed Bereal material.
Box Folder
10 1 Ron Miyashiro portrait print
One 11 x 14 mounted print portrait of Miyashiro posing with his artwork.
Box
29 Black-and-white negatives
29 Contact sheets
Box folder
46* 1 Clark Murray, 1967
One 16 x 20 print of Murray reclining on a mattress, holding a cigarette. McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "78 2 ¼ negs, 7 proofs, 1 print 18 ¾" x 15 15/16," invitation. Vintage."
Box
29 Black-and-white negatives
29 Contact sheets
Rolf Nelson, 1965
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Photos of Rolf, his wife, and Susan Davis who worked for him and was married to Ron Davis, the artist. Susan modeled for me, her photos are in "Ron Davis" envelope, 72 negs, 7 proofs, test print, 1 copy, 1 large print of Rolf and his new wife, 20 x 16" print, vintage."
Prints
Box Folder
1 3 Facade of Rolf Nelson Gallery
One 8 x 10 print of the Rolf Nelson Gallery facade with a sign reading "Open."
Box Folder
46* 1 Rolf Nelson posing with his wife
One 16 x 20 print of gallerist Nelson and his wife posing on the floor, captured at floor level.
Box
29 Black-and-white negatives
29 Contact sheets
Pasadena Art Museum being built, 1969
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Pasadena Museum of Art being built- in the rain, 5 negs, 2 proofs, 1 copy."
Box
30 Black-and-white negatives
30 Contact sheets
Pasadena Art Museum (PAM) openings and workshops, 1969-1970
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "The Pasadena Art Museum - 13 photographic prints - joe3 negs, 14 proofs, 1 copy - 220 negs, 10 proofs - 36 negs, 1 proof, 1 copy – 1 11 x 14" contact print of 24 negs, 1 copy, 1970 - 12 window posters of 4 images, 4 copies - 3 copies of one calendar of events, 1973 - 9 printed works designed and shot by Jerry McMillan - 144 negs, 4 proofs, of Tom Terbell's (director) 40th birthday party."
Prints
Box Folder
10 1 Enlarged contact sheet
One 11 x 14 print of an enlarged contact sheet featuring museum opening events and Richard Serra images.
Box Folder
6 1 Event at Pasadena Art Museum
One 10 x 12 print showing museum guests mingling and looking at art.
Box Folder
2 5 Pasadena Art Museum openings and workshops
Fourteen prints including one 3 x 5 snapshot and thirteen 8x10 prints of crowds attending museum events. Persons featured in the photographs include Robert Rauschenberg, DeWain Valentine, Andy Warhol, Barbara Haskell, and John Cage. The negative for the John Cage print was not among the negatives marked "Cage" in the original project folder.
Box
30-31 Black-and-white negatives
30-31 Contact sheets
Pasadena's Choice, 1991
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Pasadena's Choice, The Armory Center for the Arts '91, 50 negs, 2 proofs, 3 b&w prints, 8 x 10 each, 2 invitations."
Box folder
2 6 Prints
Three 8 x 10 prints featuring exhibition artists Gifford Myers; Linda Nishio; Richard Bunkall; Sally Storch; Philip Cornelius; Elaine Carhartt; and Walter Askin.
Box
31 Black-and-white negatives
31 Contact sheets
Ken Price and collector Joan Harrell in his studio, 1967-1968
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ken Price & collector Joan Harrell in his studio, 17 negs, 1 proof, 2 b&w prints 8 x 10 each."
Box folder
1 3 Prints
Two 8 x 10 prints of Price sitting in a chair in his studio.
Box
31 Black-and-white negatives
31 Contact sheets
Ed Ruscha, 1959-1969
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "47 negs, 6 Proofs, 3 Prints. 1. Truck Across the Street From Our Studios, 1967, 7 1/2 x 9 1/2". 2. Head Photo, 1959, 7 1/2 x 7 1/2". 3. Ed First Studio, 8 9/16 x 8 9/16"."
Prints
Box Folder
12 1 Ed Ruscha at his first studio
Six 11 x 14 prints showing Ruscha standing in the doorway of his first studio.
Box Folder
3 2 Ed Ruscha portraits
Nine prints include one 8 x 8 print of Ruscha in check-patterned shirt looking at the camera; two 8 x 8 prints of Ruscha laying in the grass; one 8 x 10 and one 8 x 8 portrait of Ruscha in white T-shirt with pencil behind his right ear; two 8 x 8 prints of Ruscha laying out images for his book Every Building on the Sunset Strip, and two 8 x 10 prints of Ruscha standing on Western Ave. in front of a moving truck painted with the words "Oklahoma Furniture Manufacturing Co."
Box
36 Black-and-white negatives
36 Contact sheets
Ed Ruscha 35mm prints, circa 1967-1972
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed and Jerry at Mayer's Deli on Western Ave & Ed Walking Back to his Studio on Western Ave. 7/68; 36 negs, 1 proof, 1 print of Jerry McMillan - Ed in his Studio on Western Ave, 1967 or '68; 36 negs, 1 proof - Ed in his Studio Library, #21, and Leon Bing, 7/68, 54 negs, 2 proofs; - Ed in his Studio, 1968, 37 negs, 2 two of the same, one dark, one light; - Ed with his Porsche in our Studio's Courtyard, 34 negs, 1 proof - Ed at the Mayer's Deli up the street on Western, 36 negs, 1 proof - all photographed with L.A. book of artists in mind- made to be used for a book showing the relationship between L.A. artists and the kind of life they lived. Everything was shot with a specific idea in mind. Book was not made." 31 prints, mostly 8 x 10.
box folder
4 1 Prints
Box
36 Black-and-white negatives
36 Contact sheets
Ed Ruscha signing prints at Tamarind, 1969
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed Ruscha, 35mm - Ed Ruscha Signing Prints at Tamarind, 1969; Ed & June Wayne, 1969, negs #27, 28, 29 Pasadena Art Museum, 1969, #14, 15, total for three above = 95 negs, 3 proofs; - Ed at Cirrus Talking with Artists, friend Jerry Anderson and Others 23 negs, 1 proof - Total negs, 118 negs, 4 proofs."
Prints
Box Folder
3 1 8 x 10
Five prints including four 8 x 10 prints showing Ed Ruscha signing his art and one 8 x 10 print showing Ed Ruscha sitting with June Wayne; both have pencils clenched in their teeth.
Box Folder
6 3 10 1/2 x 6 and smaller
Two prints including one 10 1/2 x 5 print showing Ruscha signing his art, and one 10 1/2 x 6 that shows Ruscha crossing his eyes.
Box
32 Black-and-white negatives
32 Contact sheets
Ed Ruscha and Danna, 35mm, 1966-1970
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed Ruscha & Danna" 35mm negs - Ed and Danna/ Ed Looking at his Sunset book and checking his Artforum cover, 38 negs, 1 proof, 1 print 6" x 9" - Danna Ruscha/ Ed with books on his head and books piled on him, 36 negs, 1 proof, 1 copy, 2 announcements 6 x 4 1/4", 1 announcement 8 x 8" - "Danna Ruscha / Ed with his books, 36 negs, 1 proof, 1 copy - Total negs, 110 negs, 3 proofs, 2 copies."
Prints
Box Folder
5 2 Ed Ruscha posing alone and with his wife
Thirteen prints including four 8 x 10 prints showing different views of Ruscha looking at his press proofs; one 8 x 10 print of Ruscha with a phone to his ear, holding his art work; one 8 x 10 print of Ruscha in front of his painting Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Fire; one 8 x 10 print showing Ruscha with several of his published books perched on his head; one 6 x 8 print showing Ruscha holding his book Real Estate Opportunities; two 8 x 10 prints showing Ruscha unfolding his book Every Building on the Sunset Strip; one 8 x 10 print showing Ruscha posing with bow and arrow; one 8 x 10 print of close-up headshot showing Danna Ruscha looking at Ed Ruscha in profile; one 8 x 10 print showing Ed Ruscha and Danna Ruscha posing in a phone booth.
Box Folder
12 3 Ed Ruscha posing with his books
Two prints including one 11 x 14 print showing Ruscha lifting his books above his head, and one 11 x 14 print showing Ruscha on the floor with his books spread around him.
Box
32 Black-and-white negatives
32 Contact sheets
Ed Ruscha and Danna, Ed with shirt off, 2 1/4 negatives, 1971
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed Ruscha & Danna, Ed with shirt off, 2 1/4" negs - 108 negs, 9 proofs."
Prints
Box Folder
5 1 8 x 10 and smaller
Thirteen prints include seven 8 x 8 prints and one 8 x 10 print showing a shirtless Ruscha in different poses; one 8 x 10 print showing a shirtless Ruscha with his wife Danna Ruscha standing behind him, her hands on his shoulders; one 8 x 10 print showing Ruscha in a suit and Danna Ruscha in a lace dress; one 8 x 10 print of Ruscha wearing a suit and hat, holding a cigarillo; one 8 x 8 print of Ruscha wearing a suit, holding a cigarillo and tipping his hat, and one 8 x 8 print of Ruscha wearing a suit, exhaling smoke.
Box Folder
12 2 11 x 14
Three prints including one of Ruscha posing shirtless wearing a black hat, and two of Ruscha posing shirtless with his wife Danna Ruscha.
Box
33 Black-and-white negatives
33 Contact sheets
Ed Ruscha and Danna and Eddie Jr., 1971
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed Ruscha & Danna and Eddie, Jr.; Ed and Danna Ruscha with Eddie Jr, (Frenchie)- Ed Dressed as a Rabbit. 25 negs, 1 proof, 34 negs, 1 proof 6 negs, 2 proofs - Ed and Danna Ruscha, Ed with wet face, Ed with Penny Little who dropped by, 36 negs, 1 proof, 2 test strip prints - Ed and Danna Ruscha, 36 negs, 1 proof, 1 copy - Ed and Danna Ruscha, Ed with shirt off and cowboy hat, 37 negs, 1 proof - Ed with his truck and plants in the back of his truck, 5 negs, 1 proof - Total negs- 179 negs, 8 proofs." Two contact sheets and two prints found in this envelope were moved to the corresponding project negatives and contact sheets: the contact sheets to Box 33, and the 8 x 10 prints to Box 5, Folder 1.
Box folder
5 3 Prints
Twelve prints including four 5 x 7 and eight 8 x 10 prints of Ruscha posing with his wife Danna and son Eddie, Jr.
Box
33 Black-and-white negatives
33 Contact sheets
Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode, 1969-1970
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed Ruscha & Joe Goode, 21 negs, 1 proof - At Ann's Hamburger Stand on Santa Monica Blvd, 21 negs, 1 proof, 1 b & w print, 4 11/16 x 6 7/8"; - Ed & Blair Sabol, a friend of Ed's, 8 negs, 1 proof; - Joe Goode, Ed Ruscha on our way to Nickodell's Restaurant 2 negs, 1 proof; - Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode, & Valerie Cummings in Jerry's Studio, 1969, 35 negs, 1 proof; - 35 + 21 +8 + 2 = 66 negs in all."
Box folder
3 3 Prints
Twelve prints including five 6 x 8 prints showing Goode and Ruscha sitting at an outdoor restaurant called Ann's Hamburger stand; two 6 x 8 prints showing Goode and Ruscha walking on the sidewalk, with Nickodell Restaurant in the background; one 6 x 8 print of Ruscha and Goode standing next to each other in half-length portrait, smiling; two 6 x 8 prints of Ruscha in close-up portraits, wearing a decorated shirt, and two 8 x 10 half-length portraits of Ruscha sitting in a diner wearing sunglasses.
Box
33 Black-and-white negatives
33 Contact sheets
Box folder
43* 4 Ed Ruscha and Joe Goode - Newport Harbor Exhibition, 1968
Five 12 x 12 color prints of Ruscha and Goode on horseback, used as the catalogue cover image for their 1968 joint exhibition at the Newport Harbor Art Museum. No negatives are present in the collection. McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Exhibition presented at Newport Harbor at the Pavilion, 1968 - 1 catalogue cover picture; No color – transparency - 1 B+W announcement, no negs."
Ed Ruscha and Walter Hopps at Walter's house, 1963
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed Ruscha & Walter Hopps at Hopps' House, and unknown woman, about 1963, 18 negs, 2 proofs, 2 prints, 7 3/8" x 7 3/4", Christmas Tree, 7 7/16" x 7 7/18"."
Box folder
3 4 Prints
Six 8 x 8 prints of Ruscha and Hopps sitting in chairs in Hopps's house, smoking and talking.
Box
33 Black-and-white negatives
33 Contact sheets
Ed Ruscha color - Ed and his books, 2012
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Proof sheet, disc, invitation, 1 print image, 11 3/8" x 9 5/8", paper size 19" x 13"."
Box folder
43* 5 Print
One 16 x 20 digital color print and two 8 1/2 x 11 color digital contact sheets of photographs of Ruscha taken by McMillan for the Gagosian Gallery exhibition Ed Ruscha - Books & Co. The image is an update of McMillan's photograph of Ruscha on the floor covered with his own books.
box item
42 CM1 Computer disc with image files 2012
Born-digital material unavailable until reformatted; access to original media restricted. Contact Reference for information regarding reformatting.
Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode and Jerry McMillan on Ed's car, on stairs and hand over eyes, 1970
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode and Jerry McMillan on Ed's car, on stairs and hands over eyes, 11 negs, 1 proof, 1 b&w print 6 1/2 x 9 1/2", 1 invitation 5 x 7 1/2"."
Box folder
3 5 Prints
Seven prints including three 8 x 10 prints featuring McMillan, Ruscha, and Goode sitting on the back of Ruscha's 1939 Chevrolet; one 7 x 10 print and one 8 x 10 print showing the three artists standing abreast of each other in two different poses with hands up shading their eyes, and one 8 x 10 print of the artists posing on an outdoor staircase.
Box
33 Contact sheets
Negatives are not present, contact sheets only.
Ed Ruscha Says Goodbye to College Joys, 1967
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed Ruscha says goodbye to college joys" - 1 printed magazine work, 1967, 72 negs, 6 proofs, 1 photo of Nancy Ames whose bed we used for photo. I also shot the photo of Nancy for Nancy." An 11 x 14 print of Nancy Ames originally from this envelope has been rehoused in Box 8 Folder 3 under the Mason Williams and Nancy Ames project file folder to correspond with the project arrangement of the negatives and contact sheets for this photograph, which themselves are housed in Box 42.
Box Folder
46* 2 Ed Ruscha posing in a bed with several women
Three prints including two 16 x 20 prints of an enlarged contact sheet from the project, showing Ruscha in bed with two women, and one 16 x 16 print of Ruscha with two women.
Box
34 Black-and-white negatives
34 Contact sheets
Box Folder
3 6 Ed Ruscha - Unidentified project or no negatives, circa 1960s
Three 8 x 10 black-and-white prints of Ruscha from unidentified projects, with no negatives present in the collection. Two prints show Ruscha posing holding his baby, and one is a close-up portrait of Ruscha's head and shoulders.
Ed with Hollywood sign, color photos for Life, 1972
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed with Hollywood sign - color/photos for Life '72 (shot for Life, but not used by the magazine), 28 Wide Lux Color transparencies, 1 color print 4 x 10", 1 color print 4 x 10", 1 b&w print 4 x 10"."
Prints
Box Folder
43* 6 Color
Seven prints including six 8 x 10 color prints and one 10 x 12 print showing Ruscha with the Hollywood sign in the background, with twenty-eight color transparencies in the same folder.
6 3 Black-and-white
One 8 x1 0 black-and-white digital print of Ruscha standing in front of the Hollywood sign, wearing a hat.
Ed Ruscha with "Su" painting, 1961-1962
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Ed Ruscha with Su painting, 1967- Ed with Painting Su, 28 negs, 3 proofs, 2 Beach Towels by Ed, 4 negs total for two above = 32 negs, 3 proofs - One photo print of Su Hall, Ed's girlfriend at Chouinard, 6 11/16 x 4 11/16", 8 negs, 2 proofs."
Prints
Box Folder
6 3 Ed Ruscha dressed in his naval uniform with his painting, Su
One 8 1/2 x 11 digital print of Ruscha standing in front of a painting with his naval uniform hat on the floor in front of him, a cigarette in his mouth.
3 7 Ed Ruscha posing in his Naval Reserve uniform
Four prints including one 8 x 10 print of Ruscha standing in front of a painting with his naval uniform hat on the floor in front of him, cigarette in his mouth; one 8 x 10 print of Ed Ruscha standing with a flag tied around his torso; one 8 x 10 print of Ed Ruscha wrapped in an American flag and wearing a naval hat; and one 5x7 print of Su Hall seated in front of a small painting.
Box
34 Black-and-white negatives
34 Contact sheets
Paul Sarkisian, 1968
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Paul Sarkisian, 1968, 73 negs, 3 proofs, 1 catalogue with my photo on the cover."
Box
34 Black-and-white negatives
34 Contact sheets
A paper window was originally taped to a contact sheet test strip highlighting frame 13. A handwritten note in pencil by McMillan states, "Used for Paul's catalogue, Pasadena Art Museum. I designed it."
Barbara T. Smith,
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Barbara T. Smith - 50 negs, 6 proofs, 3 digital color prints to show how some of these photos were used."
Prints
Box Folder
10 1 Portrait of Barbara T. Smith seated with paper bag covering her torso
One 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 print of a nude Smith seated on floor with paper bag covering the upper half of her body. Some tape damage on top edge.
Box Folder
43* 7 Color digital print of McMillan boxes featuring Smith photographs
Present are two color 6 x 6 digital prints, although the envelope says there should be three.
Box
35 Black-and-white negatives
35 Contact sheets
James Turrell, 1969
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "James Turrell, 1969, and three negs of Nick Wilder - Photos made for Life magazine to match up with Robert Irwin and Doug Wheeler photos made for Fort Worth Art Center Museum - James Turrell, 45 negs, 4 proofs, 1 copy, 2 photo prints 11 3/9" x 10 " / 11 3/8 x 10"; - Nick Wilder, 3 negs, total 48 negs." This project was originally arranged by McMillan in an envelope together with the Fred Eversley material.
Box Folder
10 2 James Turrell portrait prints for Life magazine
Five prints including four 11 x 14 prints and one 11 x 12 print of James Turrell posing with a wooden crate for a Life magazine project. The verso of one print reads, "Photo was to work with Irwin and Wheeler photos I took."
Box
35 Black-and-white negatives
35 Contact sheets
John Vidnic, 1962
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read,"60 negs, 5 proofs, 2 vintage prints, 1962/3, 13 7/16" x 10 ½", 11 1/8 x 10 ½". John was a commercial artist/designer and excellent watercolorist."
Box folder
10 1 Prints
Two 11 x 14 portraits of John Vidnic sitting at a drawing desk.
Box
35 Black-and-white negatives
35 Contact sheets
Diana Vitale, 1959-1962
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Painter, fashion illustrator, artist, Chouinard grad, 117 2 ¼ negs, 10 proofs, 2 2 ¼ x 3 3/16 negs, 2 proofs, total: 119 negs, 12 proofs - 4 mounted vintage prints of Diana, 13 ¾ x 10 13/16", 13 1/8" x 10 7/8", 13 13/16" x 10 ¾", 13 5/8" x 10 3/8" - 1 unmounted vintage print, 13 3/8" x 10 ½", 2 announcements - 1 mounted art work for Diana's announcement with printing bill, 1962."
Prints
Box Folder
47* 1 Diana Vitale posing
Five prints including four 16 x 20 mounted prints of Vitale in different poses, and one 16 x 20 advertisement poster mock-up.
Box Folder
10 1 Diana Vitale in a dark doorway
One 11 x 14 print of Vitale standing in a dark stone doorway, dimly lit by overhead moonlight.
Box
36 Black-and-white negatives
36 Contact sheets
Walter Hopps, Jerry McMillan Wants to See You!, 1963-1964
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "(contacts and negs) #12 toaster - story of this photo and its meaning is inside, copied from Photographing the L.A. Art Scene, 1958-75, 22 2 1/4" negs, 2 proofs sheets, 1 copy."
Box folder
46* 3 Prints
One 16 x 20 print of McMillan's reflection in a toaster along with a message addressed to Walter Hopps.
Box
36 Black-and-white negatives
36 Contact sheets
War Babies, 1939-1961, 1961
Images from the 1961 exhibition at Huysman Gallery, which included artists Larry Bell, Ed Bereal, Joe Goode, and Ron Miyashiro. McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "War Babies, 1961 - 48 stars cloth flag, 53" x 91", 1961 - 18 negs, 2 proofs, in the Huysman Gallery - 3 prints, 8 x 8, never seen before - 24 negs, 2 proofs, photos of some art works - 1 8 x 10 neg of total announcement, 1 copy print, 1 CD of War Babies - 2 real War Babies announcements, 1961 - 1 X-tra magazine, War Babies image on pg. 67."
Prints
Box Folder
6 4 Exhibition images
Three 9 1/2 x 11 prints taken at the War Babies exhibition at Huysman Gallery in Los Angeles. One of the images features Goode alone, one shows Goode and Henry Hopkins, and one is of Hopkins alone.
Poster images
Prints of the War Babies image used on the advertisement poster, featuring Bell, Bereal, Goode, and Miyashiro sitting around a table.
Box Folder
10 1 8 1/2 x 11
One 8 1/2 x 11 digital print of the War Babies exhibition advertisement poster image featuring Bell, Bereal, Goode and Miyashiro sitting around a table.
Box folder
46* 1 16 x 16
Box
36 Black-and-white negatives
36 Contact sheets
box item
42 CM2 Computer disc with image files, 2010
Born-digital material unavailable until reformatted; access to original media restricted. Contact Reference for information regarding reformatting.
West Coast, 1945-1969 exhibition catalogue cover, 1969
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Pasadena Art Museum catalogue - 30 negs, 2 proofs - 1 black-and-white print - 1 West Coast catalogue with Jerry McMillan photos of 8 artists inside - Jerry also designed the catalogue."
Box folder
10 1 Print
One 11 x 11 print of ocean surf scene used on the cover of the catalogue for the West Coast, 1945-1969 exhibition.
Box
36 Black-and-white negatives
A handwritten note by McMillan reads, "Also with friend Ed Angell who was my chrome plater in Santa Monica."
36 Contact sheets
Doug Wheeler and Robert Irwin - Fort Worth Art Center Catalogue, 1968-1969
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Doug Wheeler, 55 negs, 5 proofs, Fort Worth Art Museum Catalogue designed by Jerry McMillan, photo request MCAX6D - Robert (Bob) Irwin, 99 negs, 8 proofs, 1 print, 7 5/8" x 7 ½". Total: 154 negs, 13 proofs, 1 catalogue, 2 copies."
Prints
Box Folder
10 3 Doug Wheeler and Robert Irwin portraits
Five prints including one 11 x 14 portrait of Wheeler astride a chair, and one 11 x 14 print and three 11 x 12 prints of Irwin posing and gesturing.
Box Folder
2 1 Robert Irwin seated
One 8 x 10 image of Irwin, arranged with other Irwin material under "I."
Box
37 Black-and-white negatives
37 Contact sheets
Charles E. White III, 1964-1965
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "1 printed 'moving' announcement, 1964, 19 2/8" x 16", 1964 - 1 photographic print of Charles and model, 1964, 19 2/8" x 16", 1964 - 1 photographic print of just the model, 19 7/8 x 16", 1964; 57 negs, 5 proofs, 1965; 94 negs, 10 proofs, 1964; - 'Get to Know This Face,' 1964; – 1 copy of printed mailer - 'Get to Know This Face,' 27 x 4"."
Box folder
46* 4 Prints
Two 16 x 20 prints including one showing White posing clothed with a nude female model, and one showing the model posing alone.
Box
37 Black-and-white negatives
37 Contact sheets
Mason Williams and Nancy Ames, 1962, 1967
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "Mason – 163 negs, 15 proofs, 2 photo prints 9 ½ x 7 3/8", 1 photo print 7 5/8 x 7 5/8" (1962-63), 2 digital prints, 7 ¾ x 7 5/8" (2013); - Nancy – 85 negs, 3 proofs, 1 print 14 x 9 ¾"; - Mason – Mason's book cover for book Boneless Roast, 24 negs."
Prints
Mason Williams with banjo
Box Folder
2 8 8 x 10
Box Folder
6 5 8 x 12
Box Folder
8 3 Nancy Ames, 1967
One 11 x 14 full portrait of Ames wearing black, arranged alphabetically under "Ames."
Box
38 Black-and-white negatives
38 Contact sheets
Maurice Yanez, 1963
McMillan's handwritten notes on the envelope read, "1963- 96 negs, 8 proofs, 1 print 10 7/16 x 11 9/16", vintage."
Prints
Box Folder
10 1 Close-up of Maurice Yanez
One 11 x 14 print of Yanez's face in close-up.
Box Folder
46* 1 Maurice Yanez standing behind a camera
One 16 x 20 print of Yanez standing behind a tripod, mounted to board.
Box Folder
2 9 Portrait of Jerry McMillan by Maurice Yanez
One portrait of McMillan standing behind a tripod, created during Yanez shoot. No negative is present in the collection.
Box
39 Black-and-white negatives
39 Contact sheets


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