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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

Iconic Wedding Dresses #8: Jayne Mansfield

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

Iconic Wedding Dresses #7: Gene Tierney

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 …

Happy Vintage New Year!

Happy Vintage New Year!

What better way to start off the new year by seeing how they celebrated in years gone by! These are some of my favourite vintage new year pin ups …

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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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