Archive by category 1940s

The hardships which were caused by a world at war dictated the fashions of the 1940s. Once again Hollwood had a major influence of the style of everyday women who were encoraged to look good despite rationing and shortages to keep up morale.

London in 1941

London in 1941

London was a very different city in 1941. Alongside the landmarks we all recognize there were clear signs of the

Let’s Dance!

Let’s Dance!

The forecast heatwave seems to have arrived in full force today and it’s far too hot to actually dance, so

Still Making Money from Marilyn

Still Making Money from Marilyn

I’ve just read that Max Factor have announced Marilyn Monroe as their new ‘global glamour ambassador’. They’ve done this based

Snow Glorious Snow!

Snow Glorious Snow!

So, it’s Boxing Day and I’m sitting here (eating chocolates) waiting for it to snow. Apparently we are due to

1940s Chorus Girls Rehearsing

1940s Chorus Girls Rehearsing

Choreographer Lee Sherman photographed rehearsing dancers at Radio City Music Hall, New York in  June 1947. I love the fabulous

Children of the Blitz

Children of the Blitz

These photos of children living through the Blitz in London kind of speak for themselves. I just wanted to share.

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