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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 …

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Chocolate Orange Cake

Chocolate Orange Cake

I've never had Chocolate Orange cake before. In fact I don't think I've even seen one on offer anywhere and I have no idea why not! Chocolate and …

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