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1940s Summer Underwear

1940s Summer Underwear

Before the structure and corsetry of the 1950s was the softer silhouette of the 1940s. These photos are from a fashion feature on summer underwear …

Louise Brooks: From Dancer to Showgirl to Scandalous Flapper Icon

Louise Brooks: From Dancer to Showgirl to Scandalous Flapper Icon

Louise Brooks with her sharply bobbed hair is one of the most iconic figures of 1920s cinema and epitomized the rebellious modern woman of the …

1950s Hand Drawn Dresses by Hermes

1950s Hand Drawn Dresses by Hermes

I don't know very much about these fashions, except that they were captioned 'Hermes Dresses, 1952'.  I love the idea of all the detail being …

Iconic Wedding Dresses #10: Princess Anne

Iconic Wedding Dresses #10: Princess Anne

When Princess Anne married Mark Phillips in November 1973 at Westminster Abbey, she wore a Tudor-inspired dress with a real 1970s flavour. Who …

Air Hostess Training in the 1940s

Air Hostess Training in the 1940s

Photos taken at the McConnell Air Hostess School which trained air hostesses for TWA in the 1940s.  The training included learning the correct way …

Miss Lovely Legs 1949

Miss Lovely Legs 1949

Curious photos from a Beautiful Legs Contest from 1949.   The pictures raise lots of questions in my mind - aside from why you'd want to enter a …

Disneyland in the 1950s

Disneyland in the 1950s

You must have heard people say that the 1950s was a time of simpler pleasures, and these pictures of Disneyland in the 50s show that perfectly.  …

Marilyn Monroe before Plastic Surgery

Marilyn Monroe before Plastic Surgery

Marilyn Monroe photographed in February 1947 when she was still a young starlet. At this time she was still called Norma Jeane, and hadn't yet …

Iconic Wedding Dresses #9: Elizabeth Taylor (1975)

Iconic Wedding Dresses #9: Elizabeth Taylor (1975)

It's amazing considering Liz Taylor got married 8 times that she managed to make a fashion statement every single time!  This is one of my least …

5 Strikingly Modern Victorian Photo Portraits

5 Strikingly Modern Victorian Photo Portraits

These beautiful Victorian portraits are a type of early photograph called daguerreotypes.  Invented by Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre in the 1830s …

Silent Movie Icons: Norma Talmadge

Silent Movie Icons: Norma Talmadge

One of three sisters, Norma Talmadge was one of the most popular actresses of silent movies in the 1920s. She had a difficult childhood; her …

How The World Looked When Airships Filled The Sky

How The World Looked When Airships Filled The Sky

The airship industry effectively died with the Hindenburg disaster of 1937, but for 80 or so years previously the dream of lighter-than-air travel …

Iconic Wedding Dresses #8: Jayne Mansfield (1958)

Iconic Wedding Dresses #8: Jayne Mansfield (1958)

50s blonde bombshell Jayne Mansfield was married 3 times before her tragic death at the age of just 34.  For her second wedding to bodybuilder …

A Rather Intriguing (and Ghoulish) Photograph

A Rather Intriguing (and Ghoulish) Photograph

I stumbled across this photograph this morning and I'm ghoulishly intrigued by it. The only information I have about it is that it's captioned 'Air …

An Original 1940s Make-Up Tutorial (Including Contouring!)

An Original 1940s Make-Up Tutorial (Including Contouring!)

This photos were taken at a professional photo shoot for a young starlet some time during the 1940s. It's really interesting to see the different …

Risqué Nose Art from WW2 Bombers (NSWF)

Risqué Nose Art from WW2 Bombers (NSWF)

Nose art on airplanes first became popular during WW1 when German airmen (or rather their ground-crews) started painting a mouth and teeth onto nose …

Iconic Wedding Dresses #7: Gene Tierney (1946)

Iconic Wedding Dresses #7: Gene Tierney (1946)

When Gene Tierney married costume designer Oleg Cassini in 1941 she was planning to wear this amazing lace dress, designed especially for her by …

Back When Everybody Smoked…

Back When Everybody Smoked…

More and more smokers are becoming social pariahs. They have to stand on the street in the rain outside restaurants, bars, pubs and even their own …

Scream Queens: Elsa Lanchester

Scream Queens: Elsa Lanchester

You might not recognize the name Elsa Lanchester, but you'll definitely recognize her in her most famous role: as the Bride of Frankenstein.  …

Bizarre 1950s Body Jewelry

Bizarre 1950s Body Jewelry

So, who knew there was a trend for body jewelry in the 50s?  These photos are from 1951 of 'Cling' jewelry, which presumably was somehow stuck to …

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