Archive by category 1950s

After the hardships of the wartime years, the 1950s exploded in a riot of colour. Women embraced the hourglass figure of Christian Dior’s ‘New Look’ and wore big petticoats to make their skirts larger, and for the first time teenagers developed their own fun sense of style.

Leslie Caron

Leslie Caron

It’s my birthday today, so I’m treating  myself (and you) to some of my favourite images! First is this wonderful

Jayne Mansfield

Jayne Mansfield

Actress and pin up girl Jayne Mansfield with Barry Coe from the television program I’ll Follow the Sun, 1962.

1950s swimwear

1950s swimwear

1950s swimwear Source and copyright: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Netherlands license.

1950s chorus girls

1950s chorus girls

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Atomic dancer

Atomic dancer

An “atomic pin-up girl” dancing in front of a (stemless) mushroom cloud. This photo was taken at Upshot-Knothole Dixie on 6th April

Dovima in a bikini

Dovima in a bikini

1950s fashion model Dovima wearing bikini photographed by Toni Frissell in Montego Bay, Jamaica, 1946. Similar image published in: Harper’s

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