1930s Hairstyles – Face Changes

Hair Line Can Transform You – 1930s beauty report by Carolyn Van Wyck Hardly a day passes that my mail does not bring a dozen or so letters asking me what can be done to change facial contours. Sometimes the letters will be from girls with long, thin faces and high foreheads. Often it is the problem of what to…

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1930s Fashion – Winter Style January 1932

Ruth Hall models latest mid winter fashion and beauty – 1930s Beauty report from Carolyn Van Wyck Already crowned Miss 1932, all the fashion periodicals are falling over themselves to photograph and dress the lovely Ruth Hall. Here she models two smart mid winter ensembles for Glamourdaze. Firstly to the left, for the cold January days ahead, a smart street…

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1930s New Years Beauty Tips

1932 Hollywood beauty tricks  – 1930s Beauty Report from Carolyn Van Wyck Our roving time travelling fashion reporter Carolyn dishes the beauty news from New Years Eve 1932. Will Joan Bennett‘s adoption of the beauty spot bring about a renaissance of its popularity? It’s often a fascinating accent for the right social occasion. Slightly extended eyebrows are invariably becoming. Gloria Stuart…

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Hollywood Beauty School – Change your Coiffure

Change your hairstyle regularly, says Hollywood – 1930s Hairstyle Report from Carolyn Van Wyck There are two schools of thought on the hair question. One holds to the idea that once you have developed a characteristic coiffure, you should hold on to it for dear life. The modern theory is for constant change. This gets my vote every time. With…

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Hollywood Beauty School – Christmas 1934

All the stars beauty tricks for this December – 1930s beauty report by Carolyn Van Wyck. Going to the movies is a pretty good way to pick up some make-up tips. And the chapter on first glances is important at this time because so many girls are embarking on new episodes. Hollywood likes to give that make-up touch or encourage…

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1930s Fashion – Winter Modes of 1938

Corseted suits and stylish felt hats from Britain – Hollywood Style Report by Gwen Walters. Left:Jeanette MacDonald leads off on our feature posing in this stunning frost pink evening ensemble from her personal wardrobe. The slipper satin jacket conceals the softly draped bodice of the flowing chiffon gown. Miss MacDonalds cape is of silver fox. Right:Alice Faye wears a short…

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1930s Fashion Spotlight – Tala Birell

Two vintage outfits for the Tall Slim Girl – Nov 1932 – If you are a small girl with a retrousse nose, well and good. You’ll find plenty of stars are of that description and their clothes ideas will help you out. But if you have a tall graceful figure, oval shape and well defined features you may have more…

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1930s Fashion – The Debs Winter Wardrobe

Romantic winter modes for 1931 – We asked actresses Marian Marsh, Loretta Young, Ruth Hall and Estelle Taylor and Karen Morley to model what the fashionable young woman will be wearing to college this winter. The girls went to Manhattan to select their favourite outfits to stroll Park Avenue in. Loretta Young models a fur coat that is oh so young…

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1930s Fashion – Hollywood Winter Wardrobe

Clara Bow and Joan Crawford model their choices – Nov 1930 – Russia is the inspiration of the smart suit worn by Joan Crawford. Made in the Russian manner of Forstmann’s Zenita, a novelty fabric, the suit reveals cartridge trimmings on the sleeves and at the front of the belted-in knee-length coat. All this lends a military air, while the skirt…

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Gale Sondergaard vs Margaret Hamilton - The Wizard of Oz witch

Casting for the Role of Wizard of Oz Witch

A Tale of Two Wicked Witches of the West Gale Sondergaard vs Margaret Hamilton. The decision of who should play the Wizard of Oz witch, came down to a choice between beauty or being scary. The casting for the wizard of Oz witch in MGM’s The Wizard of Oz caused major headaches. Frank Baum‘s concept in his original book illustrated…

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