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The Silent Life in 1915: Fashion essentials include velvet, fur, borzoi…

When talking about ‘teens fashion, I am always struck by the sheer amount of stuff that was involved in getting dressed. Layers upon layers upon layers. I can see why the sleek, simplified fashions and hairstyles of the twenties must have seemed like absolute freedom in comparison.

While there are many twenties fashions that can still be worn today as-is, there is very little in 1915 that passes…

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lostsplendor:

Bert Williams and George Walker, date unknown via The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library

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Mary Astor

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Fun Size Review: Manhandled (1925)

manhandled

Gloria Swanson sheds glamor for a stick of chewing gum. She plays a shop girl who feels neglected by her inventor boyfriend so she gets her kicks posing as a Russian countess. Unsavory men start sniffing around and Gloria has to beat them off with a club. That or smack her gum at them. Needless to say, chaos ensues. Swanson’s return to her comedy roots is a pleasant and unpretentious little…

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kittyinva:

blackhistoryalbum:

Fly You To The Moon

Kittyinva: c. 1926-30

I adore everything about her outfit. Very sweet and demure

speakingparts:

The Ascent
Larisa Shepitko, 1977

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WOMEN I ADMIRE:
Wanda Landowska
Played a mean harpsichord and helped revive interest in the instrument.
Loved her cat
Didn’t take nothin’ from nobody
"You play Bach your way, and I’ll play him his way.”

WOMEN I ADMIRE:

Wanda Landowska

Played a mean harpsichord and helped revive interest in the instrument.

Loved her cat

Didn’t take nothin’ from nobody

"You play Bach your way, and I’ll play him his way.”

whataboutbobbed:

before there was Wall Street, there was WALL STREET!!!

She looks like Mary Pickford in this poster

greatgdean:

Rita Hayworth 1940’s-Marie Claire

Sadly, Rita was unable to find a larger hat

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