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Travis Banton – When Fashion Made Hollywood

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 style, and more so, influence…

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Avon Lady – Rouge and Lipstick Tips 1939

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 some vintage rouge tips and…

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1930s Hairstyles – Detachable Braids

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 let your hair go on…

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1930s Swimsuit Fashion – Hollywood 1934

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 Malibu Beach this week. Chic…

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Past becomes Present in Colorized Photographs

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 to the artistry of Russian…

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Max Factor – Beauty Advice to Wampas Baby Stars

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 Genevieve Tobin, and are ready…

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Adrian – The American Woman’s Designer

Advice from a Hollywood Costume genius – As the first thrilling bars of music herald the latest Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford or Norma Shearer picture, you will notice, as the presentation unreels the simple credit – “Gowns by Adrian.” That is your cue to sit taut in your seat and strain all faculties for what you and you and you…

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1930s Fashion – Hollywood Bridal Costumes

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 of cream satin to form…

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Clara Bow’s Boudoir in 1930

A sneak peek inside the boudoir of a screen legend – In true Hollywood fashion, Clara Bows boudoir oozes with femininity.The silent movie “It Girl” star, wearing a gorgeous pair of silk and lace embroidered pajamas, poses in her private boudoir in 1930. Miss Clara Bow relaxes on her bed, which is raised on a dais and covered with a…

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Ode to the Sweater – Part Deux

More Free Patterns and more sweaters – Free to download – a classic 1939 sailor jumper pattern; a must-have for the summer ! The pattern is called Chic Ahoy – a jumper with a nautical air . Just click on image or link to download the pdf to your device. This one comes via Vintage Pattern Files, originally uploaded by…

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