45 Stunning Photos of Actress Mara Corday in the 1950s

The actress was born Marilyn Watts in Santa Monica, California, 17 years before she put her foot on the bottom step of the show biz ladder, dancing in the back row of the chorus in “Earl Carroll’s Revue” at the famed showman’s theater-restaurant in Hollywood. Modeling for photographers led to wider exposure and ultimately toContinue reading “45 Stunning Photos of Actress Mara Corday in the 1950s”

28 Incredible Vintage Photos of Women Riding Side-Saddle During the Victorian Era

For women, sitting aside on a horse dates back to antiquity. For the main part, men rode horses; women were merely passengers, sitting behind the men, either holding the man around the waist or sitting on a small padded seat or pillion. This was partly due to their long, heavy skirts; it was impractical toContinue reading “28 Incredible Vintage Photos of Women Riding Side-Saddle During the Victorian Era”

The Tall Stovepipe-Style Hat: 49 Vintage Photos of Welsh Women in National Costume From the 19th Century

First appearing during the 1830s, the Welsh hat worn by women as part of Welsh national costume is a tall stovepipe-style hat, similar to a top hat, or the capotain. It is still worn by women, and particularly schoolgirls, in Wales on St David’s Day, but rarely on other occasions. Two main shapes of WelshContinue reading “The Tall Stovepipe-Style Hat: 49 Vintage Photos of Welsh Women in National Costume From the 19th Century”

Classic Blonde Bombshell: 40 Glamorous Photos of Susan Denberg in the 1960s

Born 1944 as Dietlinde Zechner in Bad Polzin, Germany, German-Austrian model and actress Susan Denberg was a chorus dancer and 1966 Playboy playmate, who made a brief brush with an acting career in the late 1960s. In addition, she did stage and dancing in London and Las Vegas. Denberg’s best known acting role was inContinue reading “Classic Blonde Bombshell: 40 Glamorous Photos of Susan Denberg in the 1960s”

Style in the Jazz Age: 20 Vintage Photos Showing Beautiful Women’s Fashions in the Roaring Twenties

The Jazz Age was a period in the 1920s and 1930s in which jazz music and dance styles rapidly gained nationwide popularity in the United States. The Jazz Age’s cultural repercussions were primarily felt in the United States, the birthplace of jazz. Originating in New Orleans as mainly sourced from the culture of the diaspora,Continue reading “Style in the Jazz Age: 20 Vintage Photos Showing Beautiful Women’s Fashions in the Roaring Twenties”

25 Stunning Photos of Victorian Women From the Late 19th Century

The fashion of the 19th century is renowned for its corsets, bonnets, top hats, bustles and petticoats. Women’s fashion during the Victorian period was largely dominated by full skirts, which gradually moved to the back of the silhouette. However, towards the end of the period, the less restrictive Aesthetic style began to emerge. Take aContinue reading “25 Stunning Photos of Victorian Women From the Late 19th Century”