Friday, September 19, 2014

Dolly Haas as Pat Caverley in Girls Will Be Boys [d: Marcel Varnel, 1934]

This is in no way the English version of the previous year’s German Viktor und Viktoria, (it doesn’t have the knowing sophistication of that film’s genderswapping, for a start, although the ‘reveal’ scene is not at all coy) or the following year’s American Sylvia Scarlett (how I love the mid-30s trend for women dressing as men) but it’s a lovely little comedy, has Esmond Knight at his dark-eyed thick-haired swooniest as the romantic interest, and Dolly Haas is bloody marvellous as Pat; adorable, boyish, bolshy and delivers my menswear trifecta of tweed/dressing gown/chunky knit, with bonus evening wear.   

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
my-little-time-machine:

Manhattan circa 1930s

my-little-time-machine:

Manhattan circa 1930s

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Friday, August 1, 2014

Marlene Dietrich charming Cary Crant in "Blonde Venus" (1932)

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

dieselpunkflimflam:

fuckyeahconceptcarz:

1938 Buick Y-Job

The Y-Job is one of the most stunning automobiles ever designed, the perfect wedding of the deco aesthetic and Detroit engineering. This serves many Dieselpunk characters well: the dashing socialite, the flamboyant villain, the mad inventor, the ostentatious politician…
Sunday, July 20, 2014

lesliehowardforever:

Leslie Howard in Secrets (1933)

Friday, May 23, 2014
omgthatdress:

Evening Jacket
Charles James, 1930s
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

omgthatdress:

Evening Jacket

Charles James, 1930s

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
oldhollywood:

Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931, dir. Tod Browning) Art direction by Charles D. Hall (via)

oldhollywood:

Bela Lugosi in Dracula (1931, dir. Tod Browning) Art direction by Charles D. Hall (via)

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