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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 …

1940s Lindy Hop At It’s Finest … Whiteys Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin.

1940s Lindy Hop At It’s Finest … Whiteys Lindy Hoppers in Hellzapoppin.

Probably the greatest Lindy hop sequence ever filmed. Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the film Helzapoppin. This, for me, was one of the most inspiring dance pieces for this decade.  It captures the vitality, strength and pure passion of swing music and dance in the 1940s. The choreographer and one of the principal dancers, Frankie Manning, will(…)

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 …

World War II Cartoon – Private SNAFU – Booby Traps

World War II Cartoon – Private SNAFU – Booby Traps

SNAFU learns a lesson about the dangers of booby traps. Director: Bob Clampett. You gotta love these vintage cartoons … clearly pre-censorship.  Did he really say “To hell with it” and feel up the boobies & butt? This one is actually pretty tame.  I’ll be posting some banned cartoons soon! What’s your take on these(…)

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 …

Breakdancing started in the 1940s?

Breakdancing started in the 1940s?

breakdance 1940′s. This is proof that hip hop and many of its elements have been around for a long time, long time. Well, I didn’t believe it until I saw this 1940s vintage clip.    Love the little soft shoe too. More 1940s Dance Videos You’ll Enjoy …

1940s Hairstyles and Fashion – How To Tie A Turban

1940s Hairstyles and Fashion – How To Tie A Turban

How to Tie a Turban – Fashion expert from Woman Magazine Anne Edwards combats rations with some turban fashions! Watch the full length version here with a mo… What does a fashionistas do during wartime and can’t afford those pricey hats? Here’s a fantastic vintage clip on how to create your own fashionable hair accessory(…)

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