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.

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Quite a lot if we believe the Hollywood Studios of the 30s and 40s!  There were only a handful of

Marilyn and her biggest fan

Marilyn and her biggest fan

Marilyn Monroe and Groucho (I think?) Marx in 1949. The young Marilyn (and her wiggle) made a lasting impression on

Evacuation day 2013

Evacuation day 2013

It’s my son’s school trip today. They’re learning about World War 2 in history at the moment and they’re off

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

Warner Brothers Studio publicity photograph of Hedy Lamarr for the 1944 film The Conspirators. I love her necklace!

How to bend down in a bikini

How to bend down in a bikini

Sarasota Sun-Debs from 1949 learning how to elegantly pick things up off the floor at Lido Beach, Florida. Which one of these two

Young Elvis Presley aged 12

Young Elvis Presley aged 12

A very young Elvis Presley photographed in 1948 aged either 12 or 13.  He looks completely different without his trademark

WW2 factory girls

WW2 factory girls

WW2 factory girls working on military aircraft in 1940s America. [4 photos]

Vintage 1940s denim shorts

Vintage 1940s denim shorts

Isn’t this a fabulous look? Denim shorts and a plaid shirt from 1948. The girl is Candy Tilton Ulrich painting

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