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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • CARNAVAL EN LA HABANA, 1941

Pretty Girls

Swimsuit Audition: 1930

Swimsuit Audition: 1930

Washington, D.C., circa 1930. "Gibbs, Mrs. Malcolm." Maude Foote Gibbs, fiftyish wife of the People's Drug Store founder, modeling a very distant ancestor of the polka-dot bikini. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Pinned: 1943

Pinned: 1943

March 1943. "Conductor G. Reynolds, checking his waybills in a caboose of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad between Argentine and Emporia, Kansas." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Favorite Daughters: 1916

Favorite Daughters: 1916

Fair Exponents of Dance and Song in "Gypsy Prince"

CHORUS OF "FAVORITE DAUGHTERS"

       March 7, 1916 -- In "The Gypsy Prince," presented last night at Rauscher's for the benefit of the Junior League, one of the most striking features was the chorus of "Favorite Daughters," represented above. Reading from left to right, they are Miss Mildred Anderson, Miss Margaret Howard, Miss Katherine Burdette, Miss Margaret Fahnestock, Miss Marie Sims, Miss Pocahontas Butler, Miss Dorothy Deeble and Miss Grace Overman.

Washington, D.C., 1916. "Gypsy Prince, group." Eight Misses whose act was a hit. Harris & Ewing Collection glass negative. View full size.

 

Hooked: 1919

Hooked: 1919

Circa 1919. "Angler next to Studebaker 'Big Six' touring car." One of the girls last seen here. 6.5 x 8.5 glass negative, scanned by Shorpy, originally from the Wyland Stanley Collection of San Francisco memorabilia. View full size.

 

Studebanglers: 1919

Studebanglers: 1919

The Bay Area circa 1919. "Girls fishing next to Studebaker 'Big Six' touring car." 6.5 x 8.5 glass negative, purchased and scanned by Shorpy, originally from the Wyland Stanley Collection of San Francisco historical memorabilia. View full size.

 

Golden Girl: 1951

Golden Girl: 1951

1951. Santa Barbara, California. "Lana Turner lounging by the pool at the Coral Casino." Color transparency by Earl Theisen for Look magazine. View full size.

 

Baby: 1924-2014

Baby: 1924-2014

        Lauren Bacall, the smoky-voiced movie legend who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle in "To Have and Have Not," died today in New York at the age of 89.

-- Los Angeles Times

1944. "Actress Lauren Bacall, three-quarters portrait, in houndstooth-check jacket." Warner Bros. publicity still for To Have and Have Not. View full size.

 
 
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