Oval face shape

Face Shapes – Hairstyles Do’s and Don’ts from the 1960’s

Ern Westmore‘s hair styling do’s and don’ts for face shapes. Miss Oval, Miss Square, Miss Round, Miss Oblong and Miss Triangle. As you know, the oval face shape has been declared the ideal of feminine beauty by artists who portray it in marble, words or music. Now if yours is not the oval shape, don’t despair. With the magic of…

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1970's beauty pageant

Beauty Pageant – 1970’s High School Girls

High school senior girls describe their experiences as a Junior Miss.1970’s beauty pageant film showcases 1970’s fashion, 70’s hair and makeup styles of young women. Beauty Pageant Film 1970 It’s tempting to look on the beauty pageant with a jaundiced eye now, but in the 1970’s, as in the decades before, it was difficult for women to get to college…

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Flapper Girl Dresses in Color |1930 Film

Rare early technicolor fashion film from 1930, showcasing the end of the flapper girl era. The drop-waist dress is replaced by a closer fitting slip dress, a natural waist and lower hemline. The look is still very much the flapper dress, but we can see the changes already. Flapper Dresses | Color Film 1930 We published this originally in 2010,…

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hand washing - vintage nurses

Hand Washing for Coronavirus |Vintage Nurses

Follow these hand washing steps used by medical vintage nurses in the 1960’s, and help yourself and others avoid the dreaded Covid-19 Coronavirus. In the 1960’s, people were less hysterical about the reality of viruses. Folks still remembered a time before antibiotics. The current thinking for good hand washing hygiene is a 20 second hand wash, whilst singing ‘Happy birthday’…

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Victim of Gossip | 1950s Teenage Girl Fashions

Victim of Gossip | 1950’s Teenage Girl Fashion

Some lovely 1950’s teenage girl fashion. The story of Jean, the new girl on campus. She faces social rejection because of hurtful gossip. A Teenage Girl’s Experience of Gossip in a 1950’s High School A 1950’s educational social guidance film on the damage that spreading gossip and rumors can cause. As in the How to be Popular – 1940’s High…

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Easy Victory rolls

How to Do Victory Rolls | 1940’s Pin up Hairstyles

How to do Victory Rolls in minutes. Easy to follow tutorial to help you create one of the iconic 1940’s hairstyles worn by American women in WW2 How to do Victory Rolls Video During WW2, the popular victory roll pin up hairstyle was playfully adopted by many women. The term victory hair was coined by actress Lana Turner. She named…

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teenage girls most FAQ in the 1960's

Questions Most Asked by Teenage Girls in the 1960’s

Seventeen Magazine answers these FAQ’s by teenage girls in the early 1960’s. How to be pretty, how to style yourself. How to be more attractive to boys. Seventeen Magazine was considered every teenage girls best friend. Seventeen’s editor in chief Enid Haupt answers the most commonly asked questions by teenage girls. How to be pretty. What clothes to wear. How…

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Vintage Tips for the Perfect Face

Am I Pretty | Vintage Tips for the Perfect Face

Am I pretty ? Find your own golden ratio for a perfect face by using the rule of thirds. A vintage tutorial by Hollywood makeup artist Ern Westmore. Know your Facial Proportions Aside from knowing your basic face shape, it’s also important for you to know if your features are properly proportioned. Such as the correct distance between your hairline…

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How to be confident and attractive

How to be Confident | Vintage Beauty Guide 1962

How to be confident and attractive by being well composed, and checking those bad habits. Hollywood beauty artist Ern Westmore offers advice. How to be Prettier – Vintage Masterclass Film Visualize yourself as you want to be – a self assured and self confident woman. By simply having a pretend conversation in front of a mirror, you can spot some…

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Work Dresses | What to Wear to Work in the 1970's

Work Dresses | What to Wear to Work in the 1970’s

A 1970’s fashion and style film on what to wear to work. Choose work dresses and outfits which are appropriate to your job. What Dresses Women Wore to Work in the 1970’s 1970’s work dresses. What to wear to work isn’t always on a par with a woman’s own personal style preference. The trick for work dresses is to find…

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