Chorus girl, Hope Chandler, in the dressing room backstage at the Paradise cabaret restaurant in New York City, 1937. Photo by Peter Stackpole.
This photo was featured on the cover of LIFE Magazine when she was just 16 years of age and was named the “Prettiest Girl in Paradise”. David Whitmire Hearst, son of William Randolph Hearst, noticed her on the cover and promised that he would marry her before she was snatched up by another suitor. They married in 1938 and they remained together happily for 48 years until his death in 1986. Hope passed away in January 2012.
George Harrison in Manhattan,1963.
Marilyn Monroe as Clara Bow, Theda Bara, Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich and Lillian Russell by Richard Avedon, 1958.
Twiggy photographed by Richard Avedon, 1967
Joan Crawford photographed by George Hurrell, 1934
Tallulah Bankhead - Dorothy Wilding, 1934
Elizabeth Taylor, photographed by Mark Shaw, 1956.
Hairstyles of the 1920s created more controversy in hair fashion than in any other period of American culture. And one hairstyle, known simply as 3/4 ‘the bob’, would be at the center of this great debate. First introduced during the Great War, the bob haircut would eventually cause a revolution in the way women would wear their hair 3/4 forevermore.(x)
From left to right: Gloria Swanson, Joan Crawford, Jessie Matthews, Clara Bow, Yvonne Printemps, Pauline Stark, Constance Talmadge, Josephine Baker, Madame Lucien Lelong.