Here's something you probably don't know about me: I (or I used to) collect vintage magazines from the 40's-60's. Most are movie magazines as I am a huge classic film buff (if you couldn't already tell from my VERTIGO post, previous) but I have some classic Vogues and Life magazine's thrown in the mix as well.
The other day I was going through one of my storage boxes and came across a stack of them. Starting with the oldest one and working my way up, here is a sneak peek inside the mag.
Please excuse the crappy scanning :P - and click on pics for better details and to read the articles!
I wish modern magazines had an Ask Bette Davis column...I love hands-on the celebs were back then with regards to the public (though some of these questions are mighty personal and severe!)
I wish wearing aprons with matching turbans were all the rage right now too - apparently it's the way to get "sex" into your clothes, uh huh.
I love the three career choices women had in the 40's...personally I would totally be in the WAC, Rosie the Riveter style. Though designing hats would be fun...
Men never approach me either...Maybe I DO stink!
Or maybe I just don't use the right toothpaste. ..plain girl!
I adore Veronica Lake, so this article was a real treat for me. I had no idea she was that tiny, such a shame the way her life went in the end though - the article states she is a good bookkeeper but she ended up going bankrupt, the IRS seized her assets, she was arrested for being drunk and disorderly as she wandered from cheap hotel to cheap hotel and eventually got a job as a waitress in a bar. She died -alone - of complications of her alcoholism. Very sad.
BTW if you haven't seen Sullivan's Travels, go see it NOW!