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Heroic Hardass Women of World War 11

Celebrating 1940s Women in World War 11 – To mark the release of our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack, we’ll be featuring some posts to celebrate the heroism and endurance of women in World War 11, who served in the Allied forces and on the home front. That’s all ! ©Glamourdaze 2018 Download our 1940s Wartime Women Guides Pack now.

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1940s Hairstyles – How to put on a Wig in 1940

Vogue Magazine – hair’s little troubleshooter – Wigs are the intelligent answer to a number of hair problems. Wigs are beautiful. A wig can look as natural as your hair. Vogue believes that more and more wigs will be worn, and more and more frankly. Today, wearing a wig no more admits a secret and shameful defect than wearing face-powder…

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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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Straight Out Of The 40s

Kodachrome Time Capsule from the 1940s – Vintage Style captured in amateur kodachrome photographs showing genuine everyday women’s clothing, hair and makeup looks taken in the 1940s era. There’s just something about these images that casts a spell over me. You can buy the originals on Ebay and Etsy if you’re not too late. Just search for Kodachrome girls That’s all…

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1940s British Women at War in Color

Rarely seen Color Photographs of women in service- In anticipation of our 1940’s Wartime Women’s Guides packs, here are some marvelous color photographs held by the Imperial War Museum. They are part of the IWM collection ‘Ministry of Information Second World War Colour Transparency Collection‘. Featured are girls from the Women’s Land Army ( Land Girls) , Women’s Auxiliary Air…

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Color Archive of 1940s War Era Women

Mouth watering color photographs from Sweden – Glamourdaze always gets a little excited when a new excavation emerges of pictorial gems to add to the photo archive of women’s fashion history, and if those photographs are in color .. well then it’s Christmas come early ! Most of the color slides were taken during World War Two. Sweden was neutral during…

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Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

1940s fashion in magical Kodachrome color – There is an era captured in photography which engenders more nostalgia perhaps than any other in the 20th century and these are the Kodachrome years. Kodachrome film was a 35 mm film or transparency containing three layers producing the primary colors. Like their black and white counterparts, the emulsion coatings were black and…

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A French Girl in Post War Paris 1946

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 plays have been shown nightly…

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1940s Style in Eye Popping Technicolor

Leave her to Heaven 1945 – John Stahl’s classic noir movie Leave her to Heaven, stars possibly the best dressed ever femme fatale – Gene Tierney. It was recently restored with the help of director Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation and has been rightly claimed as a forgotten masterpiece. It’s a feast for fans of 1940s clothing, hairstyles and makeup looks and…

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1940s Fashion Forecast – Hairstyles to Swimsuits

New York Worlds Fair 1939 – Our final look through the collection of fashion photos taken in the Fall of 1939 at the New York Worlds Fair.The 1930s was now paving the way to a 1940’s style of shorter hems, pleated skirts, boxy suits, updo hairstyles, and a more pronounced and confident make-up look. That’s all ! ©Glamourdaze 2017 Images…

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