I’m not the most coordinated and flexible of people, so I have a natural awe of acrobats (and dancers) and
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A decade of Hollywood-inspired sophistication and grown-up glamour sandwiched in between the roaring 20s and the austerity of the 1940s.
French actress and dancer Josephine Baker in an amazing stage costume which seems to be made of just rhinestones, feathers
A beautiful 1930s bathing suit from around 1930. Isn’t it stylish? Do you think the photo is of two different
Oh how I love this outfit! It’s so chic and Garbo-esque! I love the tilt of the hat, the sharp
Isn’t this just the prettiest advert? It dates from 1931 and is an advert for Casino de Paris. I assumed
It’s no secret that A-list celebrities frequently turn to cosmetic dentistry to straighten, fix and brighten their teeth to achieve
An underwater fashion show from 1939 which seems to have taken place in a dolphin tank! This seems to have
Clara Bow was the quintessential ‘it’ girl and a flapper icon. She was one of the few silent movie stars who
Woman wearing a pleated dress and fur coat, early 1930s.
There’s something about photos of real brides on their wedding day which I find fascinating. These brides are all from
For several years, now, whenever people think of vintage or retro décor, chances are they’re thinking 1950s, ’60s and ‘70s.
Wallis Simpson, later the Duchess of Windsor, photographed in the 1930s. She obviously liked wearing striking jewellery even then…
A rather risqué publicity photo of Carole Lombard showing rather a lot of side-boob, 1929.
This model won First Prize at the Hairdressing Fashion Exhibition in London 1935. The trend to shorter hair had progressed
Isn’t this a delightful photo? I know that opinions have changed enormously about having exotic animals as pets and you
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1930s actress Libby Holman photographed in 1932 wearing a strapless gown. Source and copyright This photograph is a work for