Glamourdaze vintage fashion archive Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:22:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 1940s Beauty – Priscilla Lane sells cosmetics for a day. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:18:56 +0000 Actress Priscilla Lane learns how to be a salesgirl – 1941 - In Million Dollar Baby - Priscilla Lane plays a department store salesgirl. To get first hand experience she spent a day incognito at Sears, Roebuck & Co’s big general department store in downtown Los Angeles. At 8.15 she punched in, went to the […]]]> 0 Joan Crawford Dress – by Russell Patterson – 1931 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:13:30 +0000 1930’s All in One Dress – by Artist Russell Patterson - Well known stylist Russell Patterson designed this ‘all in one’ outfit for actress Joan Crawford. He is best remembered for his famous magazine covers in the 1920’s along with artists such as Coles Phillips and John Held Jr. This Modern Screen review from November […]]]> 0 New York Style in 1954 – by photographer Nina Leen Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:50:27 +0000 Suburban Fashion comes to Manhattan – 1954 - Because the term suburban has long been associated with the unfashionable country mouse, US clothes designers up to now have focused instead on the more promising city slicker. But with 30 million Americans living in the suburbs and with incomes 70% higher than the US average, this […]]]> 0 Fashion during the Blitz – Technicolor film by Jack Cardiff Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:29:24 +0000 Rare color fashion feature from London in 1940 - Here we present the latest feature on our archive Vintage Fashion channel on YouTube. A beautiful 1940s fashion feature in lush color shot by the great cinematographer Jack Cardiff – this rare piece of film is provided by the British Council. Cardiff is best known for […]]]> 0 Birth of Art Deco Fashion – Cartoonist Leonetto Gappiello Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:07:59 +0000  Booklet of cartoons of leading French actresses in 1900 - Leonetto Gappiello from Italy and based in Paris is considered to be the father of the 20th Century Art Deco Poster. He succeeded lithographers like Toulouse-Lautrec, Jules Cheret, and Alphonse Mucha to become the leading advertising poster designer in 1900’s Paris. His technnique moved away […]]]> 0 1930s Hollywood Eyes! – Makeup Tips. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 11:00:36 +0000 1930s Beauty Report by Ann Boyd – Model June Vlasek - After a long day on set, June Vlasek bathes her eyes in warm water. Then she uses an eye wash and follows up with a dash of cold water. if she has more time she lies down with cool wet pads of cotton over […]]]> 0 1930s Fashion – Joan Blondell’s Wedding Trousseau – 1936 Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:00:28 +0000 A Sneak peek at a Hollywood stars wardrobe - 1930’s Fashion Report for For the recent marriage to actor Dick Powell, the delectable Joan Blondell ordered a most elaborate trousseau. The outstanding evening gown you see here, is of dusty green pebbly silk with an extreme halter neck line. Silver spangles outline the décolletage […]]]> 0 1930 Fashion – Winter Styles turn Russian Wed, 05 Nov 2014 00:03:38 +0000 Stand-up Collars – Flare Skirts – Tunics – Dolmen Sleeves - Fashion takes a hint from the picturesque Cossack - 1930’s fashion report by Jeanne duBois Shades of the Cossack and the Russian gypsy – according to what we hear over the ether, fashions have certainly gone Russian with a vengeance this year. There is […]]]> 0 Waist Pinchers – 1947 – Return of the Corset. Mon, 03 Nov 2014 22:12:55 +0000 The unnatural shape reappears in fashion - The custom satin and lace corset here sold by Saks Fifth Avenue, nipping in at the waist and flaring out at the hips represents the American woman’s willingness to compress, pad and otherwise distort her natural body into unnatural shapes dictated by high fashion. This year’s New Look […]]]> 1 Shirley MacLaine transforms into a Geisha – 1961 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:30 +0000 Step by step – Shirley MacLaine learns the Geisha Look - How to keep a man happy in Japan, an ancient and complicated art, and the attractive American star Shirley MacLaine, intently studying a real geisha at her make-up, has come to the source of that art to learn it. She is studying the geisha […]]]> 0