Clip from the US News Review, Issue 5, circa 1942
In the early 1940s, American film actress Veronica Lake changed her trademark peekaboo hairstyle to encourage women working in war industry factories to adopt more practical, safer hairstyles.
Sandra Dee with a Pomerian and a poodle, circa 1962
Hedy Lamarr in 1938
Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Image Source: Verdoux
The Strawberry Blonde (1941)
The Strawberry Blonde is a film starring James Cagney and Olivia de Havilland, as well as Rita Hayworth. The story takes place in 1890s New York City. Biff Grimes (James Cagney) fall for a strawberry blonde socialite (Rita Hayworth). However, later he finds his true love (Olivia de Havilland). It’s somewhat of a bittersweet romance film, but also very humorous at times.
Hedy Lamarr in Ekstase (Ecstasy) (1933) a Czechoslovakian romantic drama that was notorious and scandalous at the time of its release due to the sexuality.
It was censored for Hedy Lamarr’s nude bathing swim, naked forest romp through the trees, and love-making scene. It was also confiscated by the Treaty Department of the US when it was first imported, and was the first film to be blocked for censorship purposes.
Image Source: Tout Le Cine
Brigitte Helm in Fritz Lang’s Metropolis (1927)
In German, via Newsfox:
“Die falsche Maria (Brigitte Helm) als eiskalter Vamp von “Metropolis”. Glitzernde Steine, Silberketten und Perlen verstärken den Eindruck von Gefühlskälte, die der Maschinenmensch ausstrahlt.”