Chaplin’s Film Debut in Color 1914: AI Restored

Charlie Chaplin brought to Life

An unknown Charlie Chaplin’s film debut in color – in front of unsuspecting crowds in 1914. Filmed in Venice LA, California. AI Restored to color and sound. Watch Chaplin’s Film Debut in Color and Sound – 1914 AI restored, colorized and upscaled to 4k resolution and 60 fps. An ambient soundtrack was created for an …

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Perfect 1920’s Flapper Shoes to Fit


Where to buy 1920’s Style Shoes American Duchess Shoes – 1920’s Relive the spirit of the Jazz age and wear the perfect pair of flapper shoes from American Duchess shoes, to match your original vintage or retro style flapper dress. 1920s fashion was all about decorative styles. With the rise in skirt hems, women’s legs …

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Travis Banton – When Fashion Made Hollywood

Marlene Dietrich 1930---Travis-Banton

Inside Story by the famous Hollywood Costume Designer Travis Banton, and the glamorous stars he dressed, including Marlene Dietrich and Clara Bow by Judy Lang Hunt What were Hollywood’s leading ladies really like? Reminisces from one of the great Hollywood fashion gurus Travis Banton and how he helped some of Hollywood’s most glamorous women find their …

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A Course in Cosmetics by Colleen Moore 1922


The young actress shows her daily routine – Just on the verge of her success in Flaming Youth, where she played the first truly iconic screen flapper, Colleen Moore gave this little makeup tutorial to Photoplay. It was so successful that Photoplay made makeup tutorials a regular thing.  Colleen Moore’s chief screen rival Clara Bow …

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Screen Debut of the Little Black Dress 1927


In the movie It (1927), Hollywood’s biggest star Clara Bow turned the little black dress into an iconic staple wardrobe item for women. Clara Bow – the It girl, launches an iconic dress  It’s commonly accepted that the little black dress made it’s first appearance via Paris designer Coco Chanel in French Vogue 1926. It …

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20’s Hairstyles Do’s and Don’ts in 1927

20's hairstyles - do's and don'ts

Monsieur Antoine – Paris Hair Stylist 1927 20’s Hairstyles Do’s and Don’ts by one of New York’s top hair stylists – Antoine, the inventor of the Shingle hairstyle. 1920’s hairstyle report by Agnes Smith. It isn’t Mr Antoine, nor yet Monsieur Antoine. It’s just Antoine. And that is fame ! Monsieur Antoine – the inventor …

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Three Evening Frocks – Margaret Livingston 1926

Gamine or Robe de Style Evening dresses – Margaret Livingston is truly a city girl. Someone whose personality reflects the shimmering lure of silk, the subtle enticement of style. Dress1. The ever changing modes of fashion have glorified many types of figure over the years, but this year – the short skirt ( left) the …

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Make-up Advice to Flappers 1925

By 1920s beauty artist Violet Dare – The appropriately named “Miss Dare” dishes out makeup advice to flappers “make-up moods” and “occasion make-up”and “Make-up to Hollywood types”. Remember that most womens faces are their own fault ! They want to be beautiful, yet they so often allow themselves to be limited by what they think they …

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Iconic 1920’s Hairstyles – The Pringle Shingle


Aileen Pringle’s Mannish Bob in 1925 Who would have thought, when bobbed hair first came into vogue, that there would be so many variations of it? The mere conventional 1920’s bob was thought dreadfully extreme. One of the more iconic 1920’s hairstyles was the Shingle worn by Aileen Pringle in 1925. The Dutch boy haircut, which …

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