Sunday, December 15, 2013
willigula:

George Burchett tattooing a client in London, 1930

willigula:

George Burchett tattooing a client in London, 1930

Saturday, December 14, 2013
books0977:

Flying women reading flight plan.
Famous women pilots preparing to take part in the 1934 Memorial Day air races at Dycer Airport. In front row kneeling is Gladys O’Donnell, who in the previous year entered seven races and won six. Seated is Ruth Elder, famous flying beauty. Standing left to right: Kay Van Doozer, Myrtle D. Mims and Clema Granger.

omg these ladies have SUCH AMAZING NAMES. kay van doozer?? myrtle d. mims?? amazing.

books0977:

Flying women reading flight plan.

Famous women pilots preparing to take part in the 1934 Memorial Day air races at Dycer Airport. In front row kneeling is Gladys O’Donnell, who in the previous year entered seven races and won six. Seated is Ruth Elder, famous flying beauty. Standing left to right: Kay Van Doozer, Myrtle D. Mims and Clema Granger.

omg these ladies have SUCH AMAZING NAMES. kay van doozer?? myrtle d. mims?? amazing.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

algrenion:

algrenion:

yes but why did men in the 30’s wear trousers that touched their nipples

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do you know how easy it would be to make a song out of these three answers

Monday, September 23, 2013
becru:

dutchbag:

babyslime:

cyprith:

basedgaben:

garconniere:

tothecabaret:

1930’s Teen Delinquents

i.e. life role models

I’m just gonna reblog this again because it’s one of my favorite pictures ever.
That girl in the chair seems like such a badass I bet she was the leader of the crew.

I want to write about these girls.

becru:

dutchbag:

babyslime:

cyprith:

basedgaben:

garconniere:

tothecabaret:

1930’s Teen Delinquents

i.e. life role models

I’m just gonna reblog this again because it’s one of my favorite pictures ever.

That girl in the chair seems like such a badass I bet she was the leader of the crew.

I want to write about these girls.

(Source: benflods)

Friday, June 7, 2013

theremina:

1930 Art Deco Henderson

“It’s a 1930 Henderson that was customized before WW2 by a fellow called O. Ray Courtney and fitted with ‘streamliner’ bodywork. The art deco influence is obvious; legendary automotive designer Harley Earl could have drawn those curves. It’s all the more unusual because the mechanicals are hidden: even at the height of the Art Deco movement, most motorcycles were a triumph of form over function, with exposed cooling fins, brake drums and suspension springs. The bike is owned by collector Frank Westfall of Syracuse. It caused a stir in June 2010 when it appeared at the Rhinebeck Grand National Meet, a motorcycle show held a couple of hours drive north of NYC. Grail Mortillaro (of the chopper blog Knucklebusterinc) had a camera to hand, so we have him to thank for these images.”

Text/photos via CoolHunter.net. Additional photos via Google Image Search.

Monday, March 25, 2013

johndarnielle:

the jouissance of influence as imagined in 1932. until I have reshot this scene take for take using only professional wrestlers I cannot be happy in this world

This seems like a reasonable goal.

Sunday, February 17, 2013
terrysmalloy:

Ruby Catherine Stevens, a.k.a. Barbara StanwyckJuly 16th, 1907 - January 20th, 1990




I’m a tough old broad from Brooklyn. I intend to go on acting until I`m ninety and they won’t need to paste my face with make-up.





IN AN IDEAL UNIVERSE, I LOOK LIKE THIS ;__;

terrysmalloy:

Ruby Catherine Stevens, a.k.a. Barbara Stanwyck
July 16th, 1907 - January 20th, 1990

I’m a tough old broad from Brooklyn. I intend to go on acting until I`m ninety and they won’t need to paste my face with make-up.

IN AN IDEAL UNIVERSE, I LOOK LIKE THIS ;__;

jazzvampire:

Jessie Matthews in First a Girl (‘35).

jazzvampire:

Jessie Matthews in First a Girl (‘35).

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Thom Browne loves to play with gender in his designs, and viewed through the lens of his recent menswear shows, this collection does show some aspects of that. Where the silhouette of his menswear designs was rounded and soft (even if it was the roundness of overly-padded muscles), many of the coats and dresses in this show were angular in the extreme, going well beyond the squared-off shoulderpads of the 1930s and ’80s. — Fall 2013: Thom Browne Womenswear.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

DSquared’s new lookbook proves just how simple it can be to create a great photoshoot without going all out. It has a kind of vampy noir aesthetic, but the individual clothes are relatively simple Ready-To-Wear. It’s the overall design of the backdrop and the model’s attitude that makes this lookbook interesting and fun to look at, while the clothes remain as saleable (ie, non-couture) as they would’ve been in a typically bland catalogue-style shoot. — Pre-Fall 2013: DSquared, Badgley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, and Prabal Gurung