You thought zumba and ashtanga yoga were torture enough in the pursuit of youth and fitness? Be grateful you didn’t live in the 1940s when young women were encouraged to visit slenderizing salons in the pursuit of perfection. These photos show poor Pat Ogden being pummeled by a Wooden Barrel Massager and a Roaler Massager(…)
1950s Supermodels: Dovima
Of all the top models of the 1950s Dovima is perhaps the most well-known. Her fabulously unique model name came from a combination of all of her names: Dorothy Virginia Margaret Juba. She was scouted by the editor of Vogue on a street in New York. One of her most famous fashion photographs is the(…)
Guest post: the mysterious story of the Tigra-Girl
Everybody knows the beautiful green cigarette packets with a beautiful woman on the front dressed up in a tiger suit. She looks at you with intense seductive eyes and even if you don’t smoke, you’d want the packet just for its beautiful picture. A lot of people like the cigarettes or like the packet but(…)
1950s Models and their Measurements
After the interest in Marilyn Monroe’s measurements (and the debate about whether she was really a size 16) I thought it would be interesting to look at the measurements of some of the supermodels of the 1950s and see how they compared. I assumed models of the fifties would all be very much the same(…)
So What Size WAS Marilyn Monroe…? Marilyn’s (& Other Movie Stars) Measurements
Marilyn Monroe’s measurements There’s a lot of discussion about whether Marilyn Monroe really was a size 16, and whether that was a US size 16 or a UK size 16, so I thought I’d look into it in more depth and see what I could find out. Like most women (with perhaps the exception of(…)
A gorgeous fur trimmed jacket and skirt photographed in 1966. Source and copyright:This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Germany license.
Peggy Moffitt in 1967
Video by William Claxton in 1967. Models: Peggy Moffitt, Léon Bing, Ellen Harth. Fashions by Rudi Gernreich. Hair by Jacques of Vidal Sassoon.