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Weimar Berlin’s fashion photographer: Yva

Else Ernestine Neulaender, also known as Yva, ran a flourishing atelier in Twenties and Thirties Berlin, where she established herself as the go to photographer for magazine fashion shoots. Her photographs...
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Book review: Tiger Woman, My Story

Few autobiographies have drawn me in more than Tiger Woman, My Story (Betty May, Duckworth, publication date: 17 July 2014), the story of  London-born dancer, singer, gang member, cocaine addict and...
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Inspirational spaces: America’s Art Deco cinemas

If you're unfamiliar with French photographer Franck Bohbot's work, you need to head to his portfolio now. With an incredible collection of images, including a wonderful series on America's Art Deco cinemas,...
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Vintage wedding dress fashion

Are you looking for inspiration for your outfit on your big day?  Well, you are not alone. What dress to wear has been the crucial question for brides for decades. Here Charlotte Freestone takes a...
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5 silent film actresses everyone should know

Mary Pickford Hailed 'America's sweetheart', Mary Pickford was one of Hollywood's first super stars. Born in Toronto, Canada, in 1892, Mary started acting at the theatre at the age of seven. She began in...
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Is this the best 20s make-up tutorial on YouTube?

There are plenty of Twenties make-up videos on YouTube, but few are historically accurate. If you're looking for the real deal, with plenty of historical references and details thrown in as extra info, check...
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Vintage dress styles through the decades

The style of frocks has changed dramatically through the years, with each new decade bringing in a new looks, cuts and styles. Here’s a tour down memory lane exploring vintage dresses and how they have...
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The supporting role: bras over the years

Ah, the humble bra. An everyday essential for women across the globe and throughout history, the bra has taken many forms since its creation, from metal breastplates to unsupportive mesh fabric. Rachel England...
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Vintage style icon: Lillian Gish

Lillian Gish was one of cinema's first female stars. Her innocent beauty on screen matched with her hard-working attitude and business sense made for career that spanned over seven decades. Louise Black takes...
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New documentary: Teenage

Before the ‘teenager’ was invented, there was no second stage of life, you were either a child or you went to work as an adult. New documentary Teenage captures milestones in youth culture from some of the...
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Pola Negri – the last vamp

Born Barbara Apolonia Chalupiec to a poor Polish family, Pola Negri was one of the greatest Hollywood stars of the Twenties and at one point the wealthiest woman in the film industry.  A master of...