Fashion

The Great 1940′s Nylon Depression

By the 1940′s, stockings had become an essential part of a woman’s attire. At the time, silk stockings were expensive and didn’t last, neither cotton or wool were dressy, and rayon sagged. Nylon stockings hit the shelves of New York City on May 15, 1940. By the end of the day, nearly 780,000 pairs had been sold. By the end of 1940, 64 million pairs of nylons had been sold. Nylons... Read More »

It’s 1940′s Fashion and TWA, of course!

This short film called Fashion Horizons captures 1941 America in color, before we joined the war. Paramount Pictures and TWA (the airline) came together to make it. It’s sort of like a long commercial, but it contains some very interesting historical footage! In the film we are following starlets to a screen test and movie location for Paramount Pictures in Albuquerque, NM, then on to other ... Read More »

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