BOX X. 2 – Photos of Dix from magazine and newspapers
Folder 2 of 11
Magazine and newspaper clippings with photos of Dix, relatives and
friends. Some photos accompanied with text. Titles scripted as in
1. “When Murders Palled She Made Her column Her Career,”ns nd.
2. Photo of Dix in her 80s, Dorothy Dix written on back.
3. “Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (Dorothy Dix), a great favorite in
the social world in New Orleans, was photographed at the Orleans Club
where she was among those presiding at the tea table at the club’s
recent opening reception,” ns., nd.
4. “Miss Dix lives at 6334 Prytania Street, in a comfortable, tastefully
furnished house whose grounds are as green as Audobon Park, which they
adjoin. Here she works, entertains, spends her leisure time,” ns.,nd.
5. “First Lady of the South.” Full page story summarizing Dix’s career
in pictures and text. The Times Picayune New Orleans States, Sunday,
October 26, 1941.
6. “Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (Dorothy Dix) was photographed at
the opening reception for this season of the Le Petit Salon of which she
so graciously serves as president.” Photo by The Times-Picayune, Dix in
her early 80s (?), nd.
7. “Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (Dorothy Dix) as she was leaving Le
Petit Salon following the annual meeting of this exclusive woman’s club
held Thursday at its clubrooms at 620 St. Peter Street. She was
re-elected president of the group for the third consecutive time. She
succeeded the late Miss Grace King, New Orleans writer, who was the
salon’s first president. In her annual address Thursday afternoon Mrs.
Gilmer expressed gratification over the peace and prosperity that
pervaded the salon. She described it as a means of relaxation for her
which she looked forward to each week.” Full length photo of Dix holding
large bouquet of flowers, ns., nd.
8. “Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer (Dorothy Dix), president of Le
Petit Salon, is shown at the clubhouse on St. Peter Street, in the heart
of the Vieux Carre, where she presided over the opening reception of the
club, for this season, held Thursday afternoon.” Full length photo of
Dix holding large bouquet of flowers, ns., nd.
9. “To millions, Mrs. Elizabeth Meriwether Gilmer is known as Dorothy
Dix.” Nice photo showing facial expressions well, Dix in her mid 80s
(?), ns., nd.
10. In the study, letters are opened and sorted by Dix and her secretary
Ella Bentley Arthur. Photo shows the richly decorated office with
tapestry, oriental rugs and carved furniture. Dix in her later years,
11. “Dorothy Dix, the American journalist, who arrived here yesterday.
Her articles on love and marriage problems appear in 200 newspapers”
[Melbourne Sun] nd.
12. “Work on her column begins with the day’s mail, which she reads with
her secretary, Mrs. Ella Bentley Arthur. In all her years of columning
she has never missed a deadline, sends to her syndicate clean copy which
seldom requires so much as a comma changed. The syndicate’s editors
still regard with awe the even flow of columns from her typewriter to
their desks.” Nice profiles of Dix and her secretary in their office,
13. “AMERICA’S CONFESSOR AT HOME; How Times Have Changed! Youth A Shock
To Dorothy Dix. Sense of Shame Seems to Be Lost, Says Advisor. VIRTUES
ABANDONED.” Dix cooking in her kitchen. International News photo by The
Herald and Examiner, Friday, October 9, 1936.
14. “Dear Dorothy Dix. By telling them the truth about themselves, this
warm and witty woman eased the heartache of millions. Yet in her own
private life she was as hopelessly alone as those who wrote for her
advice.” Good photo of Dix and her secretary opening mail.
15. Copy of photo of Dix in her mid-late 30s (?). Very nice, upper body
with serious look, ns., nd.
16. “Dorothy Dix on Air…with Judge Rudolph Desort yesterday, under the
auspices of The Herald and Examiner.” International News photo by Herald
and Examiner [Chicago Herald, mid 1960s]
17. “Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer and Mrs. Maud Ballington Booth.” The
Times-Picayune, Wednesday, April 29, 1942.
18. Clarksville Female Academy Drawing, Clarksville, Tennessee. Engraved
by C. Buttre, NY. Accompanied by text “The Graduation Essays…Miss Lizzie
Meriwether-‘In the Market.’ Not so complementary to the present age-a
trenchant satire on the universal dominion of the almighty dollar, for
which everything may be bought; honor and love, lawyers, politicians and
young ladies. Exceptions were made, however, in favor of Lee and
Jackson, who were quoted as above price. The elocution of this young
lady was generally remarked as admirable.” Newspaper clipping of the
graduation essays pasted on to the engraving of the academy, ns., nd.
19. Photo of Mrs. Huntington Patch of Chicago who married the famed
columnist’s nephew, and Mrs. Harvey Richards of Lake Forest, ILL, the
former Miss Elizabeth Patch, a niece and namesake of Mrs. Gilmer. New
Orleans States, November 13, 1939.
20. Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gilmer (Dorothy Dix) officially opens the local
1936 annual sale of Christmas seals and products by purchasing the first
seal of the year. The Times-Picayune, November 27, 1930.
21. “THE TRIAL MAY NOW PROCEED.” Drawing of Dix with short statement
about Hearst hiring her for the New York Journal. Drawing by a New York
Herald artist, ns.,nd.
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