I love the style of those times. But really, women are not actually less beautiful than then. It is a matter of hairstyling and make up, and
I can easily imagine this same woman with make up, hairstyling, and photos done in the current modern style, and she would be just as beautiful, just
The thing about that style is that it was very time consuming- that hair had to be permed usually, and set in rollers, stuck in a hair dryer, at least
once a week, (and not washed in between).
The make up was often very cakey (for Hollywood, this was probably Pancake makeup) which looked great in photos, but not so great in person in full
Black and white photography, with lighting effects, is always awesome- my daughter loves to use this in her photos. You can really play down slight
irregularities in skin tone and put emphasis on contrasts.
Though photoshop didn't exist, there were very effective ways of making reality look more esthetic.
The clothing styles of the forties and fifties are something I have always been a fan of, but they were very restricting. High heeled pumps and a
pencil skirt, are one of my own favorites, but just try spending a whole day in that, or trying to run to catch a bus! -It is easy to see why the
women always trip and fall into the arms of strange men in old movies (...hmm, maybe that is the point???)
I can kinda understand why the women of the seventies rejected this. But as generations swing back and forth, I was all into it as a teen and young
edit on 21-9-2014 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)