Red lipstick palette – A glimpse into a 1940s Hollywood makeup artist’s tool kit

Friday, October 24, 2008 1 No tags Permalink

This is a wonderful, brief glimpse into the makeup case of a movie makeup artist in the 40's. The image is from a sequence in the 1944 classic Covergirl starring Rita Hayworth. The scene involves Hayworth's character being "made up" for a photo-shoot by makeup artist Clay Campbell, one of Columbia Picture's most important makeup artists ...

Nail Shape of 1943

Tuesday, October 21, 2008 1 No tags Permalink

Nail shape popularity comes and goes. For a woman who is not worried about breaking a nail while working in a factory, here is what was considered a beautiful shape in the 40's. This image comes from a Revlon Nail Enamel advertisement that boasts that... 9 out of 10 top Hollywood Stars 8 out of 10 top ...

Bun like Mildred Pierce circa 1943

Mildred Pierce from 1945 is one of my favorite noir films of all time. And Kate Winslet did a wonderful job in the mini series remake of it for HBO. I highly suggest watching both. For today's vintage hair tip, here is a little piece from an old hair magazine. Joan Crawford wore a bun similar ...

Introducing the Bobby Pin Blog!

Thursday, October 2, 2008 1 No tags Permalink

For the first entry on the Bobby Pin Blog, it made sense to just give everyone a break down of what it will be all about. And what you can look forward to by coming back or subscribing!The Bobby Pin Blog will center around hairstyles and beauty of the twentieth century. Covering hair, makeup, and ...

Vintage Salons and Hairstylists

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 19 No tags Permalink

 Vintage Salons/Stylists in Your Area! Here is a list of vintage hairstylists and retro makeup artists that may be near you. Please scroll through to find your area. If you would like to be a part of this list, please email me at info at hrstbooks.com with the name of your business and location, qualifications, a ...