We’ve all been stuck behind their trucks on the freeway or waited at home all morning for them to arrive, but Los Angeles delivery, maintenance and repair men were a little hard to find when we cast them as supporting players in this month’s fashion spread
. Photographer Albert Sanchez laid out the scenario as if they were scenes from a ‘50s melodrama. Our housewife (her character’s name was Mitzi) spends her days lounging around her 1920s Spanish house, all dressed up with nowhere to go. The men she encounters represent iconic Los Angeles companies. We love the outlandish trucks of Dy-Dee Diaper and George Brazil, but neither firm was available. Same goes for Adee-Do and Jack Stephan—it’s impossible to find a plumber in this town! We struck deals to work with Western Exterminator, Anawalt Lumber, and Union Ice, but their film ended up on the cutting room floor. Actors portraying the fine men of Sparkletts, Mr. Rooter of Sun Valley, and Forest Green Tree Service now grace our pages and we know who to turn to the next time we’re thirsty, blocked, or overgrown.