Topic: 1940s

Retro Romance: What Dating Was Like In The 1940s

Retro Romance: What Dating Was Like In The 1940s

Looking back, it feels like the 1940’s were divided into two different eras: one when women were desperate for the men to come home from the war, and one the men who finally came home.

The depression was finally over! But from 1939 to 1945, rationing was in and guys were out (of the country). Eligible men were shipped off to war, and women were left to either run the household, or live in their parents’ home praying that her boyfriend returned home safely. If and when they ever came back, there weren’t enough single men to go around! All’s fair in love and war, girls. Here’s what dating was like in the 40s…

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Retro Snap: Cecil Beaton Again

Retro Snap: Cecil Beaton Again

Cecil Beaton, 1948

I just really like Cecil Beaton this week. Maybe I’ll only post him forever now. I don’t know! I might! But then Richard Avedon would be sad, right? Sad from beyond the grave about not being prominently featured on TheGloss every week? Maybe Richard Avedon should have done more gentle, feminine portraits of women in pastels, huh? Maybe it sucks to be Richard Avedon. More »