- Hardcover: 438 pages
- Publisher: Fallbrook Pub Ltd; 1st edition (June 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1882747003
- ISBN-13: 978-1882747009
- Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 1.2 x 12.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 20 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,050,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Way We Wore: Styles of the 1930s and '40s and Our World Since Then Hardcover – June 1, 1993
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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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She said it was THE BEST, most thorough, most interesting, and beautiful she had ever seen!--
BECAUSE IT INCLUDES ALL THOSE SPECIFICS which other books, even those blessed with many fine photographs omit...
(AND THIS BOOK IS PACKED WITH FABULOUS PHOTOGRAPHS)...
which are the details that make all the difference...
what the colors and fabrics were in all those fabulous black and white films from the 30's and 40's!
Information such as, "green suede shoes and doeskin gloves.....heavy powder blue silk accented with faille"...etc. etc..)
(It was the accessories which contributed so much to the glamourous "finished" look of this era.)
For ANYONE interested in costume design, fashion design, or just plain curious about what was really worn in all those wonderful films, this is a PERFECT BOOK!
IT'S PUBLICATION IS A GIFT.