Louise Cromwell Brooks (1890-1965) was an American socialite considered to be Washington's most beautiful young women.  She is shown here in 1911 at the age of 21 wearing a most fashionable ensemble. She was married to General Douglas MacArthur from 1922-1929.

1911 photo of Louise Cromwell Brooks an American socialite considered to be Washington's most beautiful young women. She is shown here in 1911 at the age of 21 wearing a most fashionable ensemble. She was married to General Douglas MacArthur from

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Gambling Lady, Barbara Stanwyck, 1934 Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Barbara Stanwyck for Gambling Lady Edith Head designed most of the costumes for her movies, she had a long waist, Edith solved the problem by: drawing a viewer’s attention up around Stanwyck’s.

Barbara Stanwyck for Gambling Lady (1934)

Barbara Stanwyck for Gambling Lady Edith Head designed most of the costumes for her movies, she had a long waist, Edith solved the problem by: drawing a viewer’s attention up around Stanwyck’s.

Lillyn Brown    		Actoress Lillyn Brown (1885–1969)], ca. 1920A veteran of vaudeville and musical theater, Lillyn Brown’s show business career began in 1894 when she left her home in Georgia with a traveling minstrel show. Born Lillian Thomas to an African American mother and Iroquois father, Brown initially performed as the “Indian Princess” but soon acquired the role of male impersonator (or “interlocutor”) billed as “Elbrown” or “E. L. Brown,” developing an act in which she wore top hat…

Lillyn Brown vaudeville & musical theater entertainer, ca. 1920 Photographer: Earl-Broady Studios, Schenectady, New York. The Daniel Cowin Collection of African American Vernacular Photography

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janesvanity: glamour and grace~ claudette colbert. I love, love, love, love this look. I wish we’d go back to this kind of high drama dressing.


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