something for the weekend

Friday, May 17, 2013

Everyone’s gone Gatsby crazy! Here’s a little something for the weekend.

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Trimalchio, the original Gatsby story

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
artwork by Zelda Fitzgerald

Have you read Trimalchio yet? No? Don’t worry, not too many people have until recent years. It’s the first edition and working title of The Great Gatsby. It…

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The greatest Great Gatsby book covers

Friday, May 10, 2013

There have been some terrible book cover designs of Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby over the years. And there have been some great ones.

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Nylon : the birth of a synthetic textile

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Without the commercial urge to easily produce artificial silk we would not have nylon in our lives.

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Wear your favourite decade with vintage scents

Monday, April 1, 2013
Extract of Limes

Penhaligon’s is one of the UK’s best and longest-running perfumers. If you have been wishing and hoping to find some authentic vintage scents, let’s go time-travelling to pick…

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Get the look: best vintage-style 1920s flapper shoes

Friday, March 22, 2013
1920s style shoe

I’m in shopping mode today. I need some authentic-looking 1920s flapper shoes, something I can do the Charleston in for an hour or so and still ankle home…

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something for the weekend : Clara Bow

Friday, March 1, 2013

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Clara Bow filmography 1926 – 1933

Thursday, October 4, 2012

A continuation of the full Clara Bow filmography. Read part one of the Clara Bow filmography 1922 – 1925 here.

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Clara Bow filmography 1922 – 1925

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Clara Bow appeared in a total of 57 films during her short career. What follows is a compiled list of those films. There are details of each film…

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Clara Bow: a biography

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Born on July 29, 1905 in Brooklyn, New York, Clara Bow is the queen of silent film and one of the most popular Hollywood movie actresses ever. She…

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Get the 1920s flapper look

Thursday, July 19, 2012
headband 1920s

If you really want to get that authentic 1920s flapper look, you could start by absorbing a little of the style and spirit of the age. Then you…

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Frankie Manning, swing dance legend

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Swing dancing lindy hopping legend Frankie Manning died in 2009 aged 94. His contribution to the swing dance revival of the mid-1980s onwards has made him a legend…

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The Bob: history of a hairstyle

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The 20th Century bob hairstyle symbolises the independent, progressive and spirited woman. Many have turned to vintage-style bobbed hair to encourage a more daring side of their personality….

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