One of the highlights of membership in the Verdugo Club on Glenoaks Boulevard in Glendale was the fashion shows. The club, which opened in 1979, was a much larger facility than its previous gathering place in the old Stepper Auditorium on Broadway and provided a better setting for such events.
The fashion shows grew out of ideas put forth by some of the members, including Walter and Margi Stolrow. He was general manager of Webb’s Department Store and Webb’s Store for Men and Boys for many years and took an active interest in community affairs.
Susan Skiffington, one of the models, recalled that Margi Stolrow organized the early fashion shows.
“She used Webb’s products to begin with and provided the commentary; later they used other dress-shop products.”
Skiffington began modeling as a high school student at the Bullock’s Pasadena Tea Room under Margi Stolrow’s tutelage. She also modeled at Verdugo Club events.