Glamourous 1950s models

Friday, January 30, 2009



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 all these amazing images found on Vintage Girl Watchers

World War Two Pin Ups

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Jean Rogers
Jean 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 Tierney
Gene Tierney (November 19, 1920 – November 6, 1991) was an American film and stage actress. Acclaimed as one of the great beauties of her day, she is best-remembered for her performance in the title role of Laura (1944) and her Academy Award-nominated performance for Best Actress in Leave Her to Heaven (1945).[1] Other notable roles include Martha Strable Van Cleve in Heaven Can Wait (1943), Isabel Bradley Maturin in The Razor's Edge (1946), Lucy Muir in The Ghost and Mrs. Muir (1947), Ann Sutton in Whirlpool (1949), Maggie Carleton McNulty in The Mating Season (1951) and Anne Scott in The Left Hand of God (1955).


Eleanor Parker

Ann Miller


Adele Jergens

Adele Jergens (November 26, 1917 - November 22, 2002) was an American actress.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Jergen's birth date is sometimes listed as 1922. Jergens first rose to prominence in the late 1930s, when she was named "Miss World's Fairest" at New York's 1939 World's Fair and in the early 1940s, she worked as a Rockette, and was named the Number One Showgirl in New York City.

Marion Davies

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Marion Davies (January 3, 1897September 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, and described herself as a "silly, giggly idiot," but this is in keeping with her modest, self-deprecating personality.MARION DAVIES FAN PAGE

Women and Cars

Friday, January 16, 2009

Two examples of vintage advertising using that old useful weapon called Glamour.
Sources Nostalgia Ville
and Magazine Art

Vintage Stockings - an image and film history

Wednesday, January 14, 2009



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 1920's, women's stockings were almost exclusively made from silk.


 In the 1930's, Stocking sales began to rise dramatically and new synthetic fibers were appearing regularly.



Then Wallace Carothers from Dupont, invented Nylon, and womens legs were never the same again.
Believe it or not, Nylon was first used for such boring items as fishing line, toothbrush bristles! DuPont claimed its new fiber was "as strong as steel and as fine as a spider's web,"
Nylon stockings were first demonstrated to the American public at the 1939 New York World's Fair ! During World War Two, american GIs charmed their way across Europe with pairs of much sought after Nylons from the USA.

Bob Hope joked that the soldiers had more access to nylons than most women he knew back home.
During the war, women were encouraged to donate their used silk stockings to the war effort.Not for parachutes, but for missiles! At the end of the war, famously in the city of Pittsburgh, 40,000 plus women stood out all night in heavy rain, to be in line for the first commerially available nylons to the average american woman. Seamless stockings arrived in the 1950's, and nylon became even more luxurious with the invention of Spandex.




Denier - it's meaning
A unit of weight for measuring the fineness of threads of silk, rayon, nylon, etc. Bet you didnt know that !

Vintage Stocking Films - Glamourdaze on YouTube









Vintage Stocking Adverts




Some images courtesy of Ho Hose

Vintage Fashion Stockings Film

Monday, January 12, 2009





An old vintage fully fashioned stockings commercial for a german hosiery manufacturer in the late 1930's.

1930's Fashion - Joan Blondell - Style icon





Joan Blondell (August 30, 1906 – December 25, 1979) was an American actress.Joan Blondell embarked upon a film careerin 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. She co starred with Glenda Farrell in nine films, in which they portrayed gold-diggers. Blondell continued acting for the rest of her life,but is best remembered for her halcyon days of the Thirties .

Flapper Style - Cyd Charisse

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

cyd charisse21
Originally uploaded by Roslyn Joyce

An unforgettable image from Singing in the Rain.
Cyd Charisse.