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Flappers with sleek bobs, cupid blow lips, long strings of pearls and lots and lots of sass, the roaring twenties were the place to be!
Amelia Earhart was a pioneering aviatrix who was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic. She mysteriously disappeared
Flappers were rather different in the 1920s than they are portrayed in fancy dress shops and I much prefer the
Marion Davies is as well known for being a famous man’s mistress as she is for being a movie star.
My blog seems to have taken a decidedly Russian turn this week, what with clearing up the rumours about Rasputin
Historical stage costumes are by their very nature fabulous. Rarely understated they needed to communicate the nature of a character
Chaplin, along with his mother and siblings, were sent to the dreaded Victorian workhouse when he was aged just 7.
Continuing on the theme from yesterday with Hollywood stars before they were famous, here’s a very young and rather risqué photo of Joan Crawford
We all know what Mae West looked like (above). Her sexy on-screen image is probably one of the most iconic
‘I learnt one thing on my honeymoon – to take drugs’. Tiger Woman is the autobiography of Betty May, a
I thought I’d indulge in a little wedding nostalgia from the 1920s today, partly because I was wondering when the
Marie Doro was an American silent movie actress of the early 1920s. Isn’t she stunning? She started out as a
French Impressionist painter Monet, photographed in his gardens in Giverny, the inspiration for his famous Water Lilies series of paintings.
You may not have heard of Vera Kholodnaya, but she was Russia’s first major silent movie star. The majority of
Swedish-born Greta was christened Greta Lovisa Gustafsson. Garbo’s first job was as a soap-lather girl in a barbershop. She also
Betty Ford wasn’t born a First Lady (well, of course she wasn’t!), and in fact didn’t even meet Gerald Ford
Cheerleaders didn’t always look and dress they way they do today. Far from athletic girls in crop tops Cheerleaders of
This very serious young man is Ernest Hemingway photographed in 1923 from his passport. To be fair we all look