1974 | THE MODELS 'INVITATION' & 'STRIKE UP THE BAND' | BETH & HERBERT LEVINE

Romantic elegance with just that extra special touch! The crystal-clear vinyl gives a bared look and feel; when it’s midnight, you’ll still be Cinderella in her finery. 

Herbert Levine advertisement 
Source: The Akron Beacon Journal | September 26, 1974


1974 | The model “Invitation” | Beth & Herbert Levine
Source: The Akron Beacon Journal | September 26, 1974

1974 | The model “ Invitation” | Beth & Herbert Levine



Herbert Levine’s Sling Scheme for Spring 

Herbert Levine plots his Spring Strategy with a delightful sling of multi-color leather strips on clear vinyl or white leather strips on clear vinyl. Each set on a mid heel. 

Herbert Levine advertisement
Source: Abilene Reporter News | February 21, 1974



1974 | The model “Strike Up The Band” | Beth & Herbert Levine
Source: Abilene Reporter News | February 21, 1974

1974 | The model “Strike Up The Band” | Beth & Herbert Levine
Source: Dutch Leather & Shoe Museum (Dated 1974)

On top:
The model Strike Up The Band with platform sole | Beth & Herbert Levine
Source: The Amarillo Globe Times | January 21, 1974



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SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
The Metropolitan Museum of Art owns both “Isolation” and “Strike Up The Band”: the former dated 1975, the latter 1972

Even the Dutch Leather & Shoe Museum owns both models: the "Isolation" - as manufactured by Beth Bootery - (1973/74) and  “Strike Up The Band” dated 1974.


1974 | The model “Strike Up The Band” | Beth & Herbert Levine

1974 | The model “ Invitation” | Beth's Bootery
Source: Dutch Leather & Shoe Museum (Dated 1974)


 

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