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Rita Hayworth 1940s Hair Wave Tutorial and Vintage Movie Night – Gilda!

Rita Hayworth 1940s Hair Wave Tutorial and Vintage Movie Night – Gilda!

Happy Holidays everyone and welcome to vintage movie night!  Today I’m featuring a Rita Hayworth 1940s hair wave tutorial and Vintage Movie Night. The 1946 film noir Gilda catapulted Rita to bombshell status and inspired this fantastic tutorial brought to you by LisaFreemontStreet <—–  Make sure you subscribe to her channel as she has some fantastic pinup(…)

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 …

The Ross Sisters Trio dancing to Solid Potato Salad

The Ross Sisters Trio dancing to Solid Potato Salad

(via WTH & Boing Boing) I was blown away when I saw this years ago and was happy to come across it again! This featured vintage video showcases the crazy sibling contortionists, The Ross Sisters, performing Solid Potato Salad to the 1940s movie Broadway Rhythm.  What are the chances that all siblings have this gift?  

Vintage Hawaiian 1940s Sophisticated Hula Song

Vintage Hawaiian 1940s Sophisticated Hula Song

Ahh, vintage Hawaii!  Reminds me of hip-hugging vintage Kamehameha dresses.  Here’s a fantastic vintage clip of Louise Reyes singing “Sophisticated Hula”.  

1940s Swing Music – COUNT BASIE Swingin’ the Blues

1940s Swing Music – COUNT BASIE Swingin’ the Blues

COUNT BASIE Excerpts from the oddly titled “Dance of the Gremlins” (thanks to mfb25890 & mbdavis10025 for the song I.D.), and “Swingin’ the Blues”, c. 1941. … There’s nothing like the sound of a swigin’ big band to get your feet jumping!  Here’s a fantastic video featuring Count Basie performing Swingin’ The Blues.  

1940s Fashion Showcasing Vintage Swimwear

1940s Fashion Showcasing Vintage Swimwear

Swimsuits Show in 1940 – Beautiful vintage bathing costumes. Girls model 1940s swimwear, in 1940. The fashion show takes place on a beach setting an includes… Here’s a wonderful short video clip of 1940s vintage swimwear of the era in London.  Featuring some really cute full swimsuits and 2 piece bathing suits in bold colors(…)

1940s Fashions in London

1940s Fashions in London

Here’s a fantastic vintage 1940s fashion video set in the Mayfair Salon in London. More Videos You’ll Enjoy …

Groovie Movie – Lindy Hop Jitterbug with Jean Veloz

Groovie Movie – Lindy Hop Jitterbug with Jean Veloz

“Groovie Movie” by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1944. Funny jitterbug instructional video. While Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers are dancing at the Savoy in Harlem, this is happening on the West Coast.  Here’s a funny instructional video featuring the crazy jitterbugs in California.  Jean Veloz has the best swivels! Quit staring herring! More Videos You’ll Enjoy …

1940′s Risque Striptease Burlesque Dancing

1940′s Risque Striptease Burlesque Dancing

The 1940′s were not quite as conservative as some people might believe! However a respectable burlesque dancer stripping for her audience would usually leave… Here in NYC, campy vintage-inspired burlesque is all the rage.  Here’s a great little vintage clip of burlesque in the 1940s. Even in burlesque back then, there’s still a hint of(…)

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(…)

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