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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1940s Fashion in magical Kodachrome color

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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Gene Tierney Leave her to Heaven 1945

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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1940s Hairstyle Tutorial – Vintage Waves

How to guide to vintage 40’s waves Basic Hair Waves Most 1940’s hairstyles are created by using waves and curls. Here we look at the three basic hair waves.When setting a wave, do NOT force the hair. DO follow the natural wave tendencies of your hair, and the finished result will not appear artificial, will last longer and will be…

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1940’s Women’s Pompadour Hairstyle Tutorial

1940’s Hairstyles – Women’s Pompadours There are three basic 1940’s women’s pompadours, and the setting instructions are almost exactly the same as top reverse rolls – the only difference being that the top hair used for pompadours is longer and of course they stand up much higher. 1940’s Hairstyles – 3 Women’s Pompadour Hairdos The three pomp’s are Straight Back…

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Color Photos of War Era Women in the 1940s

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 evoke a real authentic image…

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81 Hairstyles in vogue for 1940

A 1940 coiffure for everyone – The new bright star in the Hollywood firmament – Gene Tierney, is equally famous for the molten maple leaf colored quality of her iconic 1940 hairstyle. Sonnets have been written about a woman’s hair, and here we look at 81 coiffures, all in style for the new decade of the 1940s. If you think there…

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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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