50 Glamorous Photos of Marion Davies in the 1920s and 1930s

Marion Cecilia Davies (born Marion Cecilia Douras;[a] January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. Educated in a religious convent, Davies fled the school to pursue a career as a chorus girl. As a teenager, she appeared in several Broadway musicals and one film, Runaway Romany (1917). SheContinue reading “50 Glamorous Photos of Marion Davies in the 1920s and 1930s”

19 Amazing Photographs Showing Scenes of the Miss America Pageant inAtlantic City, 1945

These photographs were taken by LIFE photographer Alfred Eisentaedt during the 1945 competition in Atlantic City. There were speeches and displays of genuine talent on stage. But more often than not, the images that emerged from the two-day affair featured scores of women, most of whom seemed—and who still seem—to be cut from very muchContinue reading “19 Amazing Photographs Showing Scenes of the Miss America Pageant inAtlantic City, 1945”

37 Stunning Photos of Natacha Rambova, Wife of Screen Idol Rudolph Valentino in the 1920s

Natacha Rambova (born Winifred Kimball Shaughnessy; January 19, 1897 – June 5, 1966) was an American film costume designer, set designer, and occasional actress who was active in Hollywood in the 1920s. In her later life, she abandoned design to pursue other interests, specifically Egyptology, a subject on which she became a published scholar inContinue reading “37 Stunning Photos of Natacha Rambova, Wife of Screen Idol Rudolph Valentino in the 1920s”

15 Vintage Photos That Capture the Nylon Stockings’ Allure in the 1940s and 1950s

Before the 1920s, stockings, if worn, were worn for warmth. In the 1920s, as hemlines of dresses rose, people began to wear stockings to cover the exposed legs. These stockings were sheer, first made of silk or rayon (then known as “artificial silk”), and after 1940 of nylon. The introduction of nylon in 1939 byContinue reading “15 Vintage Photos That Capture the Nylon Stockings’ Allure in the 1940s and 1950s”

Amazing Studio Portraits of Nuns Taken During the 1950s and Early 1960s

Though brought up in a family mostly interested in scientific studies, French photographer Thérèse Le Prat, born Thérèse Cahen in 1895 in Pantin, was taught literature and music. When she divorced the publisher Guillaume Le Prat in the early 1930s, he offered her a really good camera, and she started photography. Thanks to her dawningContinue reading “Amazing Studio Portraits of Nuns Taken During the 1950s and Early 1960s”

44 Amazing Photographs of Native American Girls From around 1900

Native Americans, also known as American Indians, Indians, Indigenous Americans and other terms, are the indigenous peoples of the United States. A vast variety of peoples, societies and cultures subsequently developed. Native Americans were greatly affected by the European colonization of the Americas, which began in 1492, and their population declined precipitously due to introducedContinue reading “44 Amazing Photographs of Native American Girls From around 1900”

26 Beautiful Vintage Photos Showing Parisian Women’s Fashion From the 1900s

In 1900 skirts were still that long that they were brushing the floor (and with a train), including day dresses. The fashion houses in Paris presented a new silhouette with thicker waist, flatter bust and narrower hips. By the end of the decade, most fashionable skirts still brushed the floor, but approached the ankle. InContinue reading “26 Beautiful Vintage Photos Showing Parisian Women’s Fashion From the 1900s”

48 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Model & Painter Renée Perle From 1929-1931

Born in Romania, Renée Perle, a Romanian-Jewish girl who moved to Paris, is famous as the first muse of the famous French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986), who is considered one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. Renée lived with Lartigue as his girl friend, having met her in 1929. Her spectacular beauty inspiredContinue reading “48 Wonderful Vintage Photos of Model & Painter Renée Perle From 1929-1931”