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The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '40s and Our World Since Then

Hunt, Marsha

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ISBN 10: 1882747003 / ISBN 13: 9781882747009
Published by Fallbrook Pub Ltd, Fallbrook, California, U.S.A., 1993
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Singed by author "to Roddy (McDowall), author-to-author, with admiration for decades." Marsha Hunt's flair for clothes made her the MGM's choice as the "best-dressed actress"; she appeared in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar magazines as a teenage model, and designed original creations in some of the films that appear in this book. Also included are outfits by Howard Shoup, Dolly Tree, Edith Head, Orry-Kelly, Edward Stevenson and Travis Banton. Proceeds of sale will go the the Friends of the Palm Springs Library. Bookseller Inventory # 001110

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Title: The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '...

Publisher: Fallbrook Pub Ltd, Fallbrook, California, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First American Publication

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Illustrates the fashion of the 1930s and '40s, discussing fabrics, colors, and prices from each era, and outlines what fashion changes have occurred since the 1950s

From Library Journal:

Hunt, a popular actress during the heyday of Hollywood movies, was a former Powers model known for her sense of style. Over 500 photographs from her personal collection--studio shots, wardrobe tests, movie stills, and clippings--provide an exciting visual record of a more innocent era in film and fashion. While some of the clothes are by famous costume designers, others, including Hunt's own designs, are less well known. They will therefore be new to most readers and probably more representative of what was actually worn at the time. Accessories, hairstyles, and makeup are also featured, all modeled by Hunt, whose beauty, charm, and versatility radiate throughout. Her wistful commentary recalls a happy career as a studio contract player that was cut short by the 1950s House Committee on Un-American Activities. This book is a gold mine of information for fashion students, designers, and old movie buffs. Enthusiastically recommended.
- Therese D. Baker, Western Kentucky Univ. Libs., Bowling Green
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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