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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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1940s Hat Styles from 1940 to 1945

Swedish Fashion Archive of 1940’s War Era Women- An interesting time capsule of photographs from the war years in neutral Sweden. As in the 1920s, it’s always difficult to say whether it was the hair stylists who dictated to the milliners or the other way around, but by the late 1930s and on to 1945, the hairstyles had taken on…

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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 – Correct Modes for your Shape

1940s Style advice from Busts to Hips – Some 1940s fashion highlights from Color and Line in Dress by Laurene Hempstead. Sketches by Sara Whitney Olds. The advice is brilliant, with pointers that apply just as effectively in the modern era. Correct 1940s Style for your Face Type Correct 1940s Style for your Figure Type THE HIPS THE BUST Left:…

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1940 Vogue Fashion – Winter Coats and Dresses

Vogue Magazine of December 1940 – Fearless 1940s coats and 1940s wool dresses to please the eye and warm the heart ! Snapped at the Leonardo da Vinci Exhibit, at the New York Museum of Science and Industry – these fur-less coats, to go with your wool dress. First: Afternoon coat of brown wool. Beige felt bonnet. Best store; Ransohoffs….

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College Girl Winter Fashion for 1940

Priscilla Lane models four outfits – So you’re going to college ! ( left) Doesn’t Priscilla Lane look a dream in this casual all-day-round dress suited for campus and class? The long sleeved crepe blouse is a deep Hunters green crepe, while the Tartan skirt is of smooth wool in shades of green, orange, yellow and black. The plaid is…

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

A day with a 1940s fashion mannequin – And now let’s drop in to the house of England’s number one glamour girl Joan Richards. A girl who turns her charm and ability into a busin[mailerlite_form form_id=1]ess asset. Joan has a long and busy day ahead, splitting her modelling duty between giving shows for the troops. The telephone rings during breakfast; her…

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