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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1930’s Fashion – Joan Blondell – Style icon

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Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 – December 25, 1979) was an American actress. Joan Blondell embarked upon a film career in the late 1920’s and became famous as a wisecracking sexy blonde and reached her peak in the pre Hays code 1930’s at warner brothers Studio.She appeared in more than 100 movies and television productions. …

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Flapper Style – Cyd Charisse

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Iconic Screen Appearance of Cyd Charisse That appearance of Cyd Charisse, or to be more accurate, her legs,  in the 1952 smash hit Singing in the Rain, is unforgettable . A superb dancer, with legs reputed to be insured for a million dollars, she was chosen by Gene Kelly to appear opposite him in a special …

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