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1930s Film Stills

By Jennie Chancey

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Here is a trio of wonderful leading ladies from the 1930s. The 1930s “look” is so distinctive–particularly in films. Left to right: Myrna Loy in a large ruffled-collar dress; Joan Crawford in a very early 1930s publicity shot (note that the gown still has a lot of 1920s style elements with its straight lines and […]

Shirley Temple Photos

By Jennie Chancey

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I adore Shirley Temple and collected Shirley memorabilia as a teenager. Watching her films is a treat–even more so if you are a vintage fashion aficionado. It is truly fun to see how women wore the designs of the 1930s, and Shirley’s clothing is always amazing. Below are several shots taken as promotionals for Shirley’s […]

Shirley Temple Flower Girl Photos

By Jennie Chancey

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The photo with Shirley posing as a flower girl shows those ruffly early 1930s designs. Look at all the frou-frou on the wedding gown and bridesmaid gown! Shirley’s mother designed and made Shirley’s gown for this photo shoot. At the far right is a profile shot of Shirley wearing the same dress. Thanks to Rita […]

1938 Shirley Temple Photo

By Jennie Chancey

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Here is a scrap from my own collection, showing Shirley on the set of “Just Around the Corner.” What I love about children’s fashions of the 1930s are the crisply tailored lines and delightful design details. Notice Shirley’s ruffled pinafore that isn’t “fussy” and the ribbon bows on the bodice front.

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