Neiman Marcus Department Store in 1945

The Most Glamorous Department Store in America – Daphne : Where did Mrs. Crane go, anyway? Niles : She’s making her annual pilgrimage to the holy land. Martin : I thought Maris was going to Dallas to visit her sister. Niles : That is her holy land. It’s the site of the first Neiman Marcus. Frasier TV Series Episode:Travels with…

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1940s Winter Fashion – Barbara Stanwyck

Winter Hollywood Style by Edith Head 1942 – Well hello to Barbara Stanwyck, who has more than a nodding acquaintance with skis in Columbia’s “You belong to me.” She makes a pretty cover in this bright number for the slopes. Next she does a bit of interior decoration here in a gray gabardine ski suit with zipper-closed pockets, a reversible…

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1940s Fashion – A Day in the Life of a Model

A day with a 1940’s fashion model – And now let’s drop in to the house of England’s number one glamour girl Joan Richards. A 1940’s fashion model, who turns her charm and ability into a business. Joan has a long and busy day ahead, splitting her modelling duty between giving shows for the troops. The telephone rings during breakfast;…

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1940s Fashion – Cigarettes and the Slim Silhouette

When tobacco tied in with 1940s fashion allure – Whilst the War Production Board had begun pushing sensible restrictions in women’s clothing through its L-38 Apparel order, silhouettes had tended toward the slim side in tobacco advertising since the mid 1930s, particularly in Marlboro cigarettes, a brand, though chiefly remembered for its cowboy image of the 1960s, was originally marketed as…

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Gene Tierney -Top Ten Most Beautiful 1940s Women

Top Ten Most Beautiful 1940s Actresses

The Top 1940s Hollywood Beauties – Bearing in mind that the color barrier had yet to be broken, the look of the typical 1940s woman on screen was of course ‘white’. While we have picked our favorites here and not in order of preference or beauty, you will probably feel there were many that should have been included. Names like…

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1940s Fashion – Liquid Stockings for Summer

Sheer Stocking Solution in 1940 – When the temperature warms, a woman has three choices when it comes to leg beauty: stockings ( cotton, silk, or the new Nylon); she can go bare legged, or she can paint on a variety of cosmetic liquid stockings. Above are a comparison. To the male eye a pair of pretty, well groomed legs…

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1940s Beauty Rites with Julie Bishop

How to Stay Young in 1942 – No matter how busy you may be, you don’t neglect those little beauty rites so necessary to comfort and appearance. Make up your mind that no matter how rushed and difficult your life may be you are going to look your best all the time. Keep young, look younger than you really are….

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1940s Hairstyle – Copy The Top Hairdos of 1941

Follow Hollywood’s lead to 1940’s hairdos – 9 Top 1940’s Hairdos to copy. Hairstyles of the likes of Greer Garson, Laraine Day, Lynn Bari, Carole Landis and Eleanor Powell. Victory rolls were just around the corner girls ! Now see the lavishly illustrated concise history of 1940s fashion !! Hats and hairstyles of the 1940’s, have teamed up so you…

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Famous 1940s Hollywood Faces and their Make-up

Reference the looks of iconic 1940’s women – In high resolution, a quick peek at some of the most beautiful and iconic female faces in the Hollywood firmament, photographed by some of the greatest photographers of their time. Gazing out at us from the past, with all the red lipstick glamour that the era evokes. What we love about these 1940s photos is…

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Pin Up! The Movie – The All American Girl

Reclaiming the art of the Pin up – We all know the style! – pin curls, wiggle dresses, 1940s era bullet bras, seamed stockings, cat-eyed make-up and redder than red lips! The recent explosion of interest in vintage fashion – in particular the era spanning from the 1930s to the 1950s has brought with it a revival of the pin…

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