Vintage Glasses – Top 20 Movie Appearances

Iconic Glasses and the Stars who Wore them – There is nothing like a trusty pair of glasses for an actor to assume a character. Oddly there have not been too many iconic performances by glasses on screen, and most of these are by men. For women, the total lack of vogue for eye wear …

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1930s Eye Makeup Tricks

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Madeleine Carroll’s Eye Beauty – by Carolyn Van Wyck Though the natural eye makeup look is the one to be desired, the liveliest eyes can be made lovelier by a little clever make-up – and still look natural. If you follow Madeleine Carroll‘s routine of application, you can’t go wrong. At night you will probably …

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Dressing Carole Lombard by Travis Banton

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The Inside Story of a unique Hollywood actress Carole Lombard, and her enduring friendship with costume designer Travis Banton Trials and Tribulations of a Costume Designer Part Two of the Inside Story from the great Hollywood costume designer Travis Banton and how he helped some of Tinseltown’s’ most glamorous women find their style, and more so, …

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1930s Fashion – Summer Styles Hollywood 1931

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1930s Movie Style Inspiration – Perhaps you have been doing it for years – perhaps it is a new thought. But don’t you find that animated fashion tips from the screen put a new zest into your shopping routine? There is something about seeing a costume in action that dramatizes the details. You want so …

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Travis Banton – When Fashion Made Hollywood

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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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Max Factor – Beauty Advice to Wampas Baby Stars

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Hollywood hopefuls beauty tricks – Romance these days depends pretty much on a girl’s ability to use the right cosmetics! She captures the imagination with her eye shadow, holds it with her lipstick. To that, the Wampas Baby stars for 1934 chorus “Yes!” You’ll see them in Kiss and Make-up 1934, starring Cary Grant and …

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1930s Fashion – Hollywood Bridal Costumes

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Here Comes the Bride – Left: For the very youthful bride Mary Brian offers a likely combination of souffle, lace and apple blossoms. The frock, which is delightfully jeune fille, is a piece of delicate workmanship, merging silken lace and cream souffle, into graceful lines. The veil is a shower of souffle, utilizing a band …

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