47 Gorgeous Photos of Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamar During the 1930s & 1940s

After a brief early film career in Czechoslovakia, she fled from her husband, a wealthy Austrian ammunition manufacturer, and secretly moved to Paris. There, she met Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studio head Louis B. Mayer, who offered her a movie contract in Hollywood, where she became a film star from the late 1930s to the 1950s. Among Lamarr’sContinue reading “47 Gorgeous Photos of Actress and Inventor Hedy Lamar During the 1930s & 1940s”

30 Beautiful Photos of Gibson Girls From the Early 20th Century

The Gibson Girl began appearing in the 1890s and was the personification of the feminine ideal of physical attractiveness portrayed by the satirical pen-and-ink illustrations of illustrator Charles Dana Gibson during a 20-year period that spanned the late 19th and early 20th century in the United States and Canada. The artist saw his creation asContinue reading “30 Beautiful Photos of Gibson Girls From the Early 20th Century”

Pioneering Female Photographers: Amazing Portraits of Victorian Women Behind Their Cameras

The participation of women in photography goes back to the very origins of the process. Several of the earliest women photographers, most of whom were from Britain or France, were married to male pioneers or had close relationships with their families. It was above all in northern Europe that women first entered the business ofContinue reading “Pioneering Female Photographers: Amazing Portraits of Victorian Women Behind Their Cameras”

50 Vintage Photos of Celebrities Wearing Fishnet Stockings during the 1950s and 1960s

Many say the fishnets began in the early 1900s with the showgirls of the famous Moulin Rouge but most images of women from the time highlighted adorned black stockings, not fishnets. Fishnets became popular with flappers and showgirls in the 1920s as hemlines rose (to just barely below the knee). They were popular due toContinue reading “50 Vintage Photos of Celebrities Wearing Fishnet Stockings during the 1950s and 1960s”

47 Stunning Photos of Actress Faye Emerson During the 1940s and Early 1950s

Born 1917 in Elizabeth, Louisiana, American film actress and television interviewer Faye Emerson had her film debut in 1941 and acted in many Warner Bros. films. In 1944, Emerson played one of her more memorable roles as Zachary Scott’s former lover in The Mask of Dimitrios. She also appeared in a number of other crimeContinue reading “47 Stunning Photos of Actress Faye Emerson During the 1940s and Early 1950s”

20 Wonderful Photos Showing Women’s Fashion in the 1910s

While many people think of the 1920s as the years when women’s clothes became radical, women’s fashions in the 1910s made a definitive switch from what had come before, marking the new century as something special. Until 1908, the curvaceous silhouette that had characterized the 1890s was still in vogue, but it underwent some changes.Continue reading “20 Wonderful Photos Showing Women’s Fashion in the 1910s”

24 Fabulous Photos Showing 1960s Women’s Fashion

There’s no denying that the ’60s were one of the most impactful eras in fashion. Setting the tone for modern style, the decade revolutionised womenswear with bold colours, striking cuts and a rebelliously youthful attitude. So, it comes as no surprise that 50 years on, key trends from the time continue to influence designers, stylistsContinue reading “24 Fabulous Photos Showing 1960s Women’s Fashion”

67 Stunning Photos of Actress Elke Sommer in the 1960s

Born 1940 as Elke Baronesse von Schletz in Berlin, German actress, entertainer and artist Elke Sommer was spotted by film director Vittorio De Sica while on holiday in Italy, and started appearing in films there in 1958. It was also in this year that she changed her surname from ‘Schletz’ to ‘Sommer’ which was easierContinue reading “67 Stunning Photos of Actress Elke Sommer in the 1960s”

45 Stunning Black and White Photos of Actress Deborah Kerr in the 1940s and 1950s

Born 1921 in Glasgow, Scottish film, theatre and television actress Deborah Kerr had her first film role in the British production Contraband in 1940. During her career, she won a Golden Globe Award for her performance as Anna Leonowens in the musical film The King and I (1956) and a Sarah Siddons Award for herContinue reading “45 Stunning Black and White Photos of Actress Deborah Kerr in the 1940s and 1950s”