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STANLEY MARCUS global fashion legend, humanitarian, civil rights advocate and marketing genius behind Neiman Marcus. This is his story!
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Greetings From our West Coast Interviews

Posted by Michael Cain (Creator)

Dear Backer,

The M3 FILMS team had an opportunity to capture three interviews in LA earlier this week. The first interviewee we would like to introduce you to is Beverly Morgan Morsey.   

When in the early 40’s a young Beverly Morgan took on some free-lance modeling work for Neiman Marcus, little did she realize the impact Stanley Marcus would have on her life. During the Christmas season, he observed her wrapping a personal gift, struck by its originality and charm. Wasting no time, he called her into his office and asked her to not only design specialty wraps for the store but to start a gift-wrapping/packaging department. Completely untrained but blessed with enormous creativity and confidence, her “Why not?” response resulted in gift wraps of such appeal that NM soon became famous for them. 

From packaging and graphic layouts, she designed apparel for the store and oversaw Mr. Stanley’s celebrated weekly fashion shows at the Baker Hotel in downtown Dallas. Her “handkerchief doll” (created to boost slow sales at the handkerchief counter) became a perennial best seller in numerous incarnations. A highly regarded artist today, she remembers with joy the simpatico environment for creativity that Stanley Marcus and his brothers championed. 

It is our pleasure to share a photo of the elegant Mrs. Beverly Morgan Morsey. Please note the beautiful paintings behind her are all from her creative hand and eye.


The M3 Films Team

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