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.

WWII army pinup girls

WWII army pinup girls

During World War 2 all of the big Hollywood stars posed for pin up photos to raise the morale of

Rita Hayworth, 1940

Rita Hayworth, 1940

A publicity photo of the wondeful movie actress Rita Hayworth, 1940 Source and copyright: This work is in the public

Lauren Bacall 1940s

Lauren Bacall 1940s

A publicity photo of Lauren Bacall 1940s Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain because it was

Esther Williams

Esther Williams

If you’ve never seen an Esther Williams movie, and don’t understand the appeal of a swimming movie – just watch

1940s Bluebell girls

1940s Bluebell girls

Margaret Kelly Leibovici with her Bluebell Girls in 1948 Source and copyright “I grant anyone the right to use this

1940s Hairstyles

1940s Hairstyles

Looking for a cute 1940s-inspired hairstyle? Take your pick! Which do you like best? Source and copyright: This work is

Gene Kelly 1949

Gene Kelly 1949

Dancer and actor Gene Kelly in a publicity photo. The scar on his cheek was caused by a childhood accident

Ballet dancers 1940s

Ballet dancers 1940s

Ballet dancers from the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo rehearsing the Nutcracker in 1940. Source and copyright: This work is

1940s beach fashions

1940s beach fashions

1940s beach fashions: Members of the Women’s Army Corps stationed in North Africa enjoy a run on the beach in

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