1940’s Hairstyles for Face Shapes – Famous Actresses

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Hairstyles for Face Shapes – Six Actresses Follow these easy 1940’s hairstyles for face shapes. 1940’s hairdos applied by famous 1940’s actresses. Simple face contouring secrets to follow. R.K.O studio’s Loretta Francel shows you how to get those Hollywood curls. 1940’s Hairstyles for Round Faces – Lynn Bari Even if you’re the round-faced type like …

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Vintage 1940s Hair Tutorial Book 1943

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Hats, Hairdos and Makeup 1943 An extremely rare and sought after beauty 1940s hairstyle tutorial book, with specific advice for your type in achieving the best 1940’s look. 48 Page Book. Do and Don’t advice for the 1940’s woman. 1940s Hair Tutorial Tips Complete Do and Don’t Guide for every face shape. Best Hairstyles. Best Hat …

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Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women in the 1940s

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From unfaithful harlot to plucky Waaf – Conflicting Portrayals of WW2 Women On both sides of the Atlantic, there were many conflicting portrayals of gender roles,  femininity and female sexuality. All of these messages doled out by the official War Office propaganda machine. From the patriotic hard working WAAF, Land Girl and Rosie the Riveter …

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Sexist Portrayals of 1940s Wartime Women

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Sexist Ads in WW2 – 1940s Women Sexist ads in WW2 In stark contrast to the positive empowerment images of women in the 1940s, there were many sexist ads in WW2. Government warnings to service men to ‘keep mum’ and ‘chaste’ depicted women in time honored fashion; the female stereotype, addled of the mind, untrustworthy and ridden …

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A French Girl in Post War Paris 1946

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Profile of a French actress in 1946 – A revealing social document in pictures by Nina Leen of bohemian life in Paris immediately after the Second World War. She is blue-eyed, ash-blonde Barbara Laage, aged 25, an up-and-coming young French actress, enjoying the biggest theater boom Paris has ever know. During the past season, 50 …

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Color Photos of War Era Women in the 1940s

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A colorful insight to the 1940s – These luscious color photographs of women in the 1940s reside in the National Geographic Creative website where you can license high resolution images. Glamourdaze honed in on two staff photographers whose stunning color images of young women taken in America and Great Britain during the 1940 war years …

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1940s Fashion – Vogue Under Twenty Dresses

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Four 40s frocks and their doll equivalents – One of the pretty young dancers of the musical show, “Panama Hattie,” is Miriam Franklin, who is wearing a buttoned-bodice dress of beige Juilliard wool and a black velvet halo-hat. Her costume and the others on this post were copied in miniature especially for Vogue. These are shown …

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