Category: 1940s fashion

Two ladies on Fifth Avenue, New York, 1944, a …

Two ladies on Fifth Avenue, New York, 1944, a photo by Elizabeth Timberman

Fashion photo by George Platt Lynes for the Lo…

Fashion photo by George Platt Lynes for the Lord & Taylor department store, New York, 1940

Lynes is known now for his inventive male nudes, but they were only published after his death. While living, he supported himself with fashion and portrait photography. Lord & Taylor recently announced its flagship store in New York will close.

Carole Lombard, c.1940, wearing a gown by Edwa…

Carole Lombard, c.1940, wearing a gown by Edward Stevenson

Gloria Grahame, date unknown.

Gloria Grahame, date unknown.

I really like this photo of Grahame. Because of the clothes and decor I think this may be mid- to late-Forties, but I can’t remember ever seeing another photo of Grahame with dark hair. Can anyone help?

Gene Tierney, 1946

Gene Tierney, 1946

“I loved to eat. For all of Hollywood’s rewards, I was hungry for most of those 20 years.”

Maureen O’Hara, 1941

Maureen O’Hara, 1941

Eleanor Parker, 1946

Eleanor Parker, 1946

Evelyn Tripp wears a Christian Dior evening go…

Evelyn Tripp wears a Christian Dior evening gown in a photo by Erwin Blumenfeld, Paris, 1949

Agnes Moorehead, 1944

Agnes Moorehead, 1944

Veronica Lake, 1942

Veronica Lake, 1942