Linda Parker

1930s Beauty Tricks in the Sun

Hollywood Beauty report by Carolyn Van Wycks – July 1934 – SUMMER ought to mean the happiest season for us all. But there’s a darker side. And it’s spelled in three words – sunburn, freckles and tan ! A few minutes of protection as demonstrated by these lovelies will save you hours of correction. Linda Parker is wisely planning her campaign for…

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Ann Rutherford – Beauty and the Beach 1941

Enjoy the sun, sand and sea … and bring your lipstick and mascara! – 1940s beauty report – Denise Caine  for There can be something pretty bewitching about a girl on a sunny beach, as these pictures of Ann Rutherford ( Andy hardy / Gone with the Wind star and soon to be seen in Pride & Prejudice from…

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1920s Fashion – Favourite Footwear of the Stars

Glamourdaze review of 1920s shoe fashions – When King Soloman remarked in an outburst of enthusiasm, “How beautiful are thy feet,O queen!” the lady in question must have been wearing an unusually attractive pair of sandals that evening! It takes pretty feet, of course, to give distinction to pretty shoes, but the right shoe can add charm to a foot…

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Photo Booth Selfie – 1900’s to the 1970’s

Photo booth selfies of women from 1900’s to the 1970’s- The first self portrait vending machine or “photo booth” was introduced back in 1883 by a Percival Everett. By the early Edwardian era – photobooth selfies had become quite a craze. They were commonly found at sea resorts. The first set of images found by Walter Plotnick is a touching collection of selfies by…

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The Photographed Woman – 1909 in Virginia USA

Rare photograph portraits from Rural America in 1909-1912 Hundreds of female portraits made by an itinerant photographer named Hugh Mangum, who rode the trains to the small towns of North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia in 1909. They’re notably unusual for the period by their informal and lighthearted style. Source – Duke University Library via Glamour Daze


100,000 US Women measured for 1940s Dress sizes

WPA measures US women up for standard dress sizes – 1940s Fashion Report for Glamourdaze – Jan 1940. USA At the L.Bamberger & Co store in Newark, New Jersey, stylish stouts, junior misses, half size women, extra talls, and all other types of women born equal but definitely not in equal proportion, are now being measured as part of the…

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1930s Fashion – Dolores Del Rio – 1935 Hollywood Wardrobe

Five Suits worn by Dolores Del Rio in 1935 – Dolores Del Rio adorned the covers of most fashion and movie magazines in 1935 – she was considered one of Hollywood’s smartest dressed actresses and was considered the best example of “the tailored trend” Here are five reasons why! 1930s Tailored Suit 1 Travelling Suit – a gray “taillur” of…

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1930s Beauty Shop – Carole Lombard does her makeup

A Rare Set of Images of Carole Lombard applying her Make-up – Thanks to the blog Carole and Co for featuring these images – originally from Life Magazine. Difficult to estimate the year as Carole resolutely stuck to the same natural wavy hairstyle for most of the 1930’s but I would estimate these images were taken in late 1930’s possibly…

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1930s Fashion – Carole Lombards Wardrobe in June 1932

Carole Lombard explains what she loves about fashion ! – Virginia T Lane – 1930s Fashion Report for Ten to one if you met Carole Lombard on a desert island, draped in fig leaves dashingly trimmed with red berries, you’d say: ” Now there’s chic for you! I must have a dress like it!” I know I would. Because this…

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The Sisters G – Mirror Image Beauties – June 1930

 What two peas can be more alike than the Sisters G? – Modern Screen features The Sisters G –  two unlikely stars of Paul Whitemans talkie revue ” The King of Jazz”. Direct from Paris – these two rubber legged Dutch bobbed beauties have become unexpected stars in their own right after their dazzling performance. Karla ( or is it…

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