The House of Elliot

The fabulous House of ElliotThe House of Elliot was devised by by Eileen Atkins and Jean Marsh, who had previously come up with the brief for Upstairs, Downstairs. The series had all the hallmarks of classic costume drama – class struggle, posh frocks and a bit of history – but what made The House of …

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Chéri Hérouard

Chéri Hérouard (1881 – 1961) was a French illustrator who was most famously known for his forty-five year work for French society magazine, La Vie Parisienne. Born as Darling-Louis-Marie-Aime Haumé in Rocroi on January 6, 1881, Hérouard’s father died in a hunting accident just before his birth. His mother remarried to a Herouard and Cheri …

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Myrna Loy

With William Powell in the glorious Thin Man series With William Powell in the glorious Thin Man series Myrna loy Myrna Loy ! She was truly unique. These great high resolution images of Myrna Loy come courtesy of Doctor Macro

Lisa Fonssagrives

The stunning Lisa Fonssagrives.The worlds first supermodel.How did she keep her fine boned figure.Eight ‘ tiny’ meals a day.‘Never eat much !’ was her motto.Here’s her Wiki pageRead more about her hereor here

Glamourous 1950s models

Model Effie Green holden Girl at a Postbox Woman and cone Face shot Photo by Harvey Turtz Photo by Constantin Joffe photo by Douglas Grundy Charm by Richard Beattie Photo by Clyde Mooney Between the acts By Bruno Bernard Photo by Bruno Bernard Photo by Bruno Bernard Babs Beckwith …photographed by Jon Stearns Once again …

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World War Two Pin Ups

Jean RogersJean Rogers (March 25, 1916 – February 24, 1991) was an American actress. She is best remembered today as Dale Arden in two of the three Flash Gordon serials.Gene TierneyGene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her …

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Marion Davies

Marion Davies (January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American film actress. Davies is best remembered for her relationship with newspaper tycoon William Randolph Hearst. Even during her career, her high-profile social life often obscured her professional career. In her posthumously published memoirs, Davies claimed she wasn’t an actress, knew nothing about politics, …

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Vintage Stockings – an image and film history

1920’s hosiery ad – illustrated by Coles Phillips. Vintage Stockings History and Archive films The story of how hosiery developed into such a uniquely feminine piece of apparel is largely to do with the developments in fiber. During the late 1800’s, the fibers used in hosiery changed over from woolen to cotton. By the early …

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