Dressing Carole Lombard by Travis Banton

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The Inside Story of a unique Hollywood actress Carole Lombard, and her enduring friendship with costume designer Travis Banton Trials and Tribulations of a Costume Designer Part Two of the Inside Story from the great Hollywood costume designer Travis Banton and how he helped some of Tinseltown’s’ most glamorous women find their style, and more so, …

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1930s Fashion – Summer Styles Hollywood 1931

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1930s Movie Style Inspiration – Perhaps you have been doing it for years – perhaps it is a new thought. But don’t you find that animated fashion tips from the screen put a new zest into your shopping routine? There is something about seeing a costume in action that dramatizes the details. You want so …

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Travis Banton – When Fashion Made Hollywood

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Inside Story by the famous Hollywood Costume Designer Travis Banton, and the glamorous stars he dressed, including Marlene Dietrich and Clara Bow by Judy Lang Hunt What were Hollywood’s leading ladies really like? Reminisces from one of the great Hollywood fashion gurus Travis Banton and how he helped some of Hollywood’s most glamorous women find their …

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Avon Lady – Rouge and Lipstick Tips 1939

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Vintage Make-up rules on eve of the 1940s – Avon, a name synonymous with the beauty regimes of millions of American women from the 1920s up to the 1960s. Avon Ladies bought the company beauty products and sold them on their own time to their neighbors, often giving beauty demonstrations too. We present to you …

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1930s Hairstyles – Detachable Braids

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Hollywood Hair mode of 1934 – By Perc and Ern Westmore – Max Factor Studio Makeup Experts Summer ..new gowns … a brand new 1930s hair mode or could that be three? What’s going to happen to your hair this summer? Make it something exciting. Something different. You’re going on a vacation, so why not …

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1930s Swimsuit Fashion – Hollywood 1934

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Hollywood Styles for the Summer Girl – Stop and stare glamour. Jean Harlow was snapped in this fetching swim suit as she sun-bathed on the edge of her swimming pool during a day off from filming Born to be Kissed. Muriel Evans created a sensation when she appeared in this smart new swim suit at …

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Past becomes Present in Colorized Photographs

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The Art of Colorist Olga Shirnina – Color Restored Vintage Fashion There are many apps these days which claim to colorize, with a click of a button, your old black & white photographs, but these compare poorly to the work of a real artist. I’ve seen many good colorists over the years, but none compare …

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Max Factor – Beauty Advice to Wampas Baby Stars

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Hollywood hopefuls beauty tricks – Romance these days depends pretty much on a girl’s ability to use the right cosmetics! She captures the imagination with her eye shadow, holds it with her lipstick. To that, the Wampas Baby stars for 1934 chorus “Yes!” You’ll see them in Kiss and Make-up 1934, starring Cary Grant and …

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1930s Fashion – Hollywood Bridal Costumes

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Here Comes the Bride – Left: For the very youthful bride Mary Brian offers a likely combination of souffle, lace and apple blossoms. The frock, which is delightfully jeune fille, is a piece of delicate workmanship, merging silken lace and cream souffle, into graceful lines. The veil is a shower of souffle, utilizing a band …

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