File: 1525087275119.jpg (41.8 KB, 500x688, 1520769509766.jpg)
File: 1525090752091.jpg (71.71 KB, 500x680, tumblr_lyud94eOyT1qbsbnoo1_500…)
I once read an article about researchers trying to find the perfect face by combining the features of celebrities that were voted as the most attractive and all those combined looked very much like Ava Gardner. I looked her up because of this and instantly fell in love.
This was supposedly her diet plan.
>Breakfast: Southern-fried chicken, grits, biscuits, gravy, coffee.
>Lunch: A large steak, veggies, potatoes, salad, apple-pie with ice cream, iced-tea.
>Snack: A milkshake. Cornbread dipped in cooked vegetable juices.
>Dinner: Another steak, with all the trimmings.
>Evening snack: An omelette.
If that's true then she was one lucky girl…
Has anybody ever tried Pond's Cold Cream? I heard that it was widely used back then.
File: 1525094500338.jpeg (81.73 KB, 500x639, EC97B90B-17A2-410F-8AAE-1D42BD…)
I’m looking for an old video but can’t find it, for the life of me. It was about an old indoor “beach” in the 1940s. I think it was in New York or another major city. Everyone looked so slim and beautiful. My Google search skills are apparently shit because I just can’t seem to find it.
File: 1525100765143.jpeg (243.59 KB, 660x1024, 5214241500_b5d77a88ec_b.jpeg)
Fuck that. Post some vintage boys too while we at it.
File: 1525104501172.jpeg (46.58 KB, 768x576, a-streetcar-named-desire-marlo…)
That's Paul Newman, Anon. Marlon was a total babe, tho, especially in a streetcar named desire, he was the embodiment of pure sex in this movie.
So sad we lost taste for this kind of classic beauty in men and women, people seem to love very exaggerated features now.
File: 1525105840757.jpg (75.12 KB, 680x850, s-l1000.jpg)
>>81296>So sad we lost taste for this kind of classic beauty in men and women, people seem to love very exaggerated features now.
I totally agree! Nowadays everything is about giant ass/hips/thighs, giant boobs, giant eyebrows, giant lips,…
It also makes me laugh when obese girls claim that "back then women were also curvy!" and name Marilyn Monroe as their idol.
Nearly everybody had a really nice body, not fat or ana-tier, just simply a very healthy slim.
File: 1525109497336.jpg (103.69 KB, 634x683, 2C75F3F800000578-3240001-image…)
ah yes, look at this haes goddess
I love Pond's! My mom always used it to take off her makeup and when I started wearing makeup I followed in her footsteps, lol. It takes off makeup really well, especially stubborn mascara. My eyes are super sensitive but Pond's doesn't irritate them at all.
A jar is pretty cheap and lasts forever. It's so much more cost-effective than makeup wipes in my opinion.
It does have a fragrance though, which can irritate sensitive skin. Some people don't like the smell but I don't mind it.
File: 1525158384277.jpeg (119.77 KB, 500x569, 5DBE522A-885E-4D32-AB61-765799…)
People thrive under structure, order, manageable expectations, etc. Us women have been told we can “do it all” for so long it makes us feel like shit when we can’t. People are attracted to these looks because it’s easier to follow rules than be expected to make up your own. Given all the clothing choices in the world, it’s overwhelming, and lots of women just give up. That’s why fashion and makeover shows are so popular because they give clear guidelines on what to wear. It’s unreasonable to expect every woman to be able to perfectly encapsulate a unique identity and craft a style that is free from gender-based baggage. You just end up with weird shit and people who quit. This is all just my opinion but it’s based on what I’ve seen in my own life and online.
File: 1525164418584.gif (1.68 MB, 500x363, tumblr_oftbb0qePd1vcx1z1o1_500…)
I personally would never want to live in the 50s. I just love the look of old Hollywood divas, they were simply glamorous and often also had no man, so just because i like the style it doesn't mean i want to be an obedient little housewive.
File: 1525166635497.jpg (41 KB, 300x300, p-gone-with-the-wind-vivien-le…)
Ironically, I think that some of the most independent women in cinema come from the 50s and 60s. I've started watching old Hollywood movies a few years back and I was surprised how original and interesting the plots were, even less popular movies had my undivided attention which doesn't happen so often now with modern movies and the female characters were strong and unique.
On the other hand, when I saw the Wonder Woman recently I almost puked. She couldn't hold a candle to Scarlett O'Hara and that movie was made in the late 30s.
This! Bette Davis, Lucille Ball and Mae West were iconic for a reason.
I feel like female characters at the time had more colourful personality and were far, far spunkier than whatever is made today. A lot of female characters nowadays feel like walking tropes without much distinction, they're very predictable, safe, bland, even the "badass fighting chick" is just as bland and replaceable as the generic female love interest that could just as easily be a lamp and it wouldn't change the plot. I've noticed it with the Star Wars saga as well, Leia was leaps and bounds above any of the newer female leads in the series.
>>81348>Video killed the radio star
Agreed entirely with the last few posts. Older movies are often better in every way that counts (script, acting, character development)
I really like Shop Around The Corner (the original You've got Mail) and it even (while being a comedy) has topics of male and female depression as a side-plot even though it was made in 1940. Not dated in the slightest. The script is FAR better than YGM and some scenes were even lifted directly.
In terms of male character development The Twilight Zone (original series) is exceptional. The women are often satire as it's from the male point of view, but the analysis of male psychology is perfect in every episode. Rod Serling is subtly jabbing at other men in a lot of episodes and again the script is far better than anything out now.
Plus obviously Marilyn, Fred Astaire movies are all worth a watch just because of the spunky female bit.
I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that thinks the exact thing. I especially agree with female characters being an amalgamation of tropes with few unique qualities to them. It's odd, you'd think as we move forward women in cinema would become more complex creatures with more depth and become more active in interesting storylines but nope. I can't recall in these past 10 years that I watched a movie and told myself "I want to become like her". I think the most influential movie to me was Contact with Jodie Foster and that was from 1997.
> Samefagging cause I posted too soon: I've also noticed a similar shift in music
My thoughts exactly. It's a sad state of affairs tbh. For example, I'm not sure if Édith Piaf would have been as successful today as she was back then considering she wasn't your classical beauty (she wasn't ugly either) and she wasn't the type of person to mince her words.>>81353> Shop Around The Corner
I didn't watch it but I will now, thanks!
File: 1525396702856.jpg (40.1 KB, 436x750, 3b50ee55dcab57a4d6c12824089422…)
How did women prevent their nipples from showing through their clothing back then? Old bras lack the padding of modern t-shirt bras that would smooth them out. I have never found the answer to this. I'm permanently in headlights mode, can't wear cute lacy bras or bralettes or go braless and I'm too shy/modest to deal with looking pokey. How did women manage it at the time?
File: 1525504705635.png (258.16 KB, 378x502, Dorotheas-Closet-1920s-Peach-S…)
I suppoose I am talking out of curious self interest, my nipples are diamonds and it sucks. This is another cute '20s bra and I'd look obscene in it.
File: 1525505859623.jpeg (51.84 KB, 463x750, F15BC6EB-D633-404E-BDC5-3C7E6B…)
You could try a thicker fabric?