Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress. external link Learn more
Image provided by: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, Urbana, IL
Newspaper Page Text
"POSING RANCH," WHERE GIRLS SAY THEY
4 WERE PHOTOGRAPHED NUDE, PROBED j
Los Angeles, Cal. A "posing
farm," where attractive girls and
women, under the direction of a self
styled connoisseur, J. T. Valpey, al
lowed themselves to be photographed
in the "altogether" ostensibly for
, motion picture purposes, is under in
vestigation by the federal authorities.
The detention of Miss Muriel Doris
Copping of Vancouver, a captivating
young girl, who admits posing un
clad on Valpey's ranch near Covina,
CaL, brought out some startling rev
elations. Valpey's arrest followed.
According to the storv she has told
the authorities, Miss Copping is a
Jaw Student, Grecian dancer and phy
sical culturist She says she met
Valpey through an advertisement.
He told her that a certain moving
picture company was to be organ
ized, according to her statements,
and asked her to secure for him five
This, she alleges! she undertook.
She sent several girls to Valpey and
they posed for him, though none re
ceived any money, according to her
story to the Federal .investigators.
In acknowedging that she had
posed unclad, Miss Copping declared
she had a beautiful body, and main
tained that if by showing it In pic
tures sfre could teach other girls tb