1940s Lifestyle

Vintage 1940s New York World’s Fair – Would you go?

Vintage 1940s New York World’s Fair – Would you go?

Here’s a vintage clip of the 1939-1940s New York World’s Fair.  Can you believe they had trouble getting people to go to this?  Free dancing, free music, Bo Jangles (hello!).  I would be on this in a heartbeat.  It looks like a roaring good time. Would you go?   More Videos You’ll Enjoy …

1940s Fashion Dresses, Shoes, Gowns, Hosiery and Crazy Corsets

1940s Fashion Dresses, Shoes, Gowns, Hosiery and Crazy Corsets

Apart from a few clips where the original commentary is heard, this mainly newsreel footage is merely a backdrop to a recent voiceover TV documentary. So many fantastic looks from the 1940s with a few Dior hourglass shapes of the 1950s.  From casual wear to evening, business to foundations.  (That cinched corset on that waist(…)

1940s Lifestyle – How to Be Well Groomed

1940s Lifestyle – How to Be Well Groomed

This film details the grooming rituals of brother “Don” and sister “Sue”. Both are incredibly neat; in fact, grooming seems to occupy their entire day, while… Here’s a funny vintage 1940s lifestyle clip detailing the proper daily hygiene & grooming routine in the 1940s.  

1940s Fashionable Bathing Suits

1940s Fashionable Bathing Suits

Just in time for summer, here’s a great little (color!) 1940′s vintage clip of various bathing suits and fashionable resort-wear.  I love those remove-able skirts and 4 piece outfits! More 1940′s Videos You’ll Enjoy …

Grace Kelly Models 1940s Evening Gowns

Grace Kelly Models 1940s Evening Gowns

1940s Evening Fashions. Grace Kelly was a student when she was filmed modelling these 1940s gowns. She worked as a part time model for Pathe at the time. The… The very young and fashionable Grace Kelly faces a difficult decision … which 1940s evening gown? The grey satin is my favorite.  Which is yours? More(…)

1940s Etiquette – Dating: Do’s and Don’ts

1940s Etiquette – Dating: Do’s and Don’ts

This social guidance “how-to” film has received more camp accolades than any other, and deserves it. Alan Woodruff (“Woody”) receives a ticket to admit one c… Oh, those crazy kids. Here’s a short tutorial on the do’s and don’ts of dating in the 1940s. More 1940s Lifestyle Videos You’ll Enjoy …

1940′s Health and Fitness – Pinup Style!

1940′s Health and Fitness – Pinup Style!

Battle of the Bulges – 1940s style. Strange gym equipment are being used to help these 1940s women get in to shape. Here’s an amusing vintage clip on how the 1940′s pinups stay in shape with the “latest mechanized units”.  It must work because they look great! Battle of the Bulges is killah! More Videos(…)

1940s Fashion Commercial for Evening Gowns, Lace and Perfume

1940s Fashion Commercial for Evening Gowns, Lace and Perfume

1941 FASHIONS: LACE GOWNS. WOMAN WITH PERFUME / BEAUTY. WOMEN TRYING ON GOWNS, MANTILLA, AND IN BEDROOM IN LACE NIGHTGOWNS., Here’s a glimpse of a 1940′s fashion commercial for lace gowns, lingerie, perfume and beauty.  Definitely selling a lifestyle here! More Videos You May Enjoy …