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

[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/1zMu9W4bxx4″ autohide=”1″ rel=”0″] 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, …

Venus On The Spike Heel

New to 1940s.org is a section devoted to the art and beauty of the pin-up girl. It’s such a classic, glamorous, and let’s face it.. sexy look. That’s a photo of Rita Hayworth to our left. Elegant, classy, glamorous, and a heart-stopping, timeless beauty. Dressed, but so very seductive! We’ll feature both artwork and photography here. In the photograph section, we stop well short …

Forties Elegance

[youtube_sc url=”http://youtu.be/BDDab-Ycz5Q” autohide=”1″ rel=”0″] Oh sure, getting dressed in the 1940’s may look like a lot of work, but let’s face it, the results were well worth the effort. (at least from this man’s point of view) I give you Exhibit A, above. This is a great video of a beautiful lady of the late 1940’s apparently getting ready to …

What a doll!

I am somewhat mesmerized by this photo. I came across it on the Library Of Congress website. The caption reads “Woman aircraft worker, Vega Aircraft Corporation, Burbank Calif., June 1942” A tip of the hat to the photographer, because I believe he captured high definition well before we learned what that phrase means. The color, the lighting. Gorgeous! Is this a model, is …