Pierce Hale, Private Eye: Shoulder Pads and “Johnny Mop”

A late summer’s evening in post-war 1940’s Miami, and I guess you get so used to gunfire that after a while you don’t pay much attention to it. Unless, of course, the bullets hit the bricks above your head. I reached out to grab my lady to pull her down.. but she was already lying on the sidewalk, arms over …

Susan Hayward and 1940’s Fashion – Looking Back

You can’t walk into a store today without seeing someone there wearing fuzzy pajama pants and slippers.  I am pretty sure Susan Hayward would not approve. You see, Ms. Hayward came from an era where it was important to look good at every moment throughout the day.  Throw on your best jeans and take a journey with me. Fashion in …

1940’s US Servicemen and Tattoos – WWII Ink

Many aren’t aware that the relationship between tattoos and our US servicemen in the 1940’s would have a lot more to do with the World War than one might think. In fact, tattoos played a huge role on both sides of enemy lines for a variety of different reasons. Below you’re going to discover some important facts about World War …

Dear John: An Unwanted Letter – 1940’s WWII Soldier

A  “Dear John” letter is a letter that a woman writes to either her husband or her boyfriend when she wants to tell him that she wants to end their relationship. Most of the time, there is another man involved. The woman has often found another lover or wants to proceed with her life for another reason, and either doesn’t …