Cab Calloway and the Nicholas Brothers

Monday, June 3, 2013

Six degrees of Cab Calloway and The Nicholas Brothers. Well, sort of…

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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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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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Best vintage: 1930s art deco telephone

Monday, July 16, 2012
bakelite telephone

Manufactured in 1934-5, by Seimens, for the GPO in the UK. This classic Tele 162 table-top 200-series (1929-1959) Bakelite vintage telephone has all original features and has been…

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Best vintage-style dress: classic polka dot for all sizes

Thursday, July 5, 2012

This classic vintage-style blue polka dot dress is great for all shapes and comes in a superb range of sizes.

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Best vintage-style shoes: 1930s two-tone lace-ups

Monday, June 18, 2012

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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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