RSS Feed

Posts Tagged ‘1940′s’

  1. Day 25 – 1940′s Reverse Rolls Hairstyle

    February 25, 2012 by Jo

    If you have short hair, then this is the 1940′s Reverse Rolls Hairstyle tutorial for you!

    See the following tutorials for styles utilizing this type of roll:

    My first Victory Roll tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COg4eiEFAJE

    Pearl Frush Inspired Victory Roll Pin Up Style: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfZwxAfbTYI

    Up-do with Victory Rolls: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt32JTRt-vw

    Layrite Products available here or at the Hawleywoods website: http://lisafreemontstreet.bigcartel.com/

    Music:
    The Ray Collins Hot Club-Bechstein Stomp

     


  2. Happy Thanksgiving!

    November 24, 2011 by Jo

    This is what I’m planning on having my Thanksgiving looking like. How about you?!!

    Here are some other fun images from Thanksgiving Past that just tickled me.

    Circa 1940, Times Square, Manhattan, NY:  Hippo Balloon at the Thanksgiving Day Parade. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS


    Circa 1939, Times Square, Manhattan, NY: A great multitude of New Yorkers turned out today for the great annual free Thanksgiving show staged up by R.H. Macy’s department store. The parade was up to the minute with the giant replicas of comic strip and movie charactors that never fail to make a hit. Here is a view of the Tin-Man from the Wizard of OZ made from the sixth story of a Times Square building as the parade went past. — Image by © Bettmann/CORBIS


  3. Glenn Crytzer – It Don’t Mean a Thing IF….

    May 22, 2011 by Jo

    I ran into Glenn a few months ago while hanging out in Seattle and he’s a super interesting guy. He knows his music backwards, forwards, and upside down and he speaks passionately and eloquently about it.
    When I first started dancing, I could dance long enough or hard enough. I would dance to anything just so I could keep moving and practice this new “thing” I found and needed. It was like I was starving constantly and it didn’t matter what nourished me. Now years later, I have been well feed and have developed a better palate for music. I’ve become more of a music snob and will no longer dance lindy hop to just anything. In fact, I really only want to lindy hop to swing music, not rock & roll, boogie woogie, soul, r&b, bluegrass, hip hop, etc. I will dance other forms of movement to them, but I won’t lindy hop to them.
    Thank you Glenn for writing about why music swings! Click here to read it on his blog
    ____________
    Hi Jazz Fans,

    When I wanted to progress past being an intermediate level dancer, I realized that the next step in dancing was to understand the music, and through this process I started to discover why it was that the really good dancers didn’t dance to certain songs or go out to hear certain bands. There’s a certain feeling in swing music that doesn’t exist in bop or jump blues or 50′s Basie or groovy jazz. It’s really hard to describe in a sentence, but when you discover it, you’ve got it forever and it’s one of the most exciting revelations that life has to offer (IMHO anyway).

    Whenever I dance to or listen to a live band, I judge it with a critical ear – I pick apart what I’m hearing and judge what each player’s style is doing to add to or take away from the swing of the band. Over the next several days, I’m going to write about some of the things that I listen for in dance music. If you’re just learning to dance or are looking to step up to the next level, I hope this will help you in your quest as you search for the holy grail of “swing;” if you’re reading this and you’ve already discovered swing, I hope this will help you understand more about what you’re hearing so that when you do or don’t like a band, you’ll have a better idea of why.

    #1 Rhythm of the Train

    It’s really hard to find good rhythm players and I’ve been blessed to play with guys who really get the style. The goal of the rhythm section should be to form a really tight unit that, in a way, emulates the rhythm of a train. Here are a couple great examples. The first is Duke Ellington’s Orchestra from 1930 playing Old Man Blues:

    Now THAT sounds like a train! Here’s a another example, this time from Count Basie’s Orchestra in 1938. Listen to how the Rhythm Section creates the drive and energy of a locomotive, even though they are less expressly trying to copy the exact sound of a train in this one.

    Now let’s listen to Count Basie from 1959 to hear how the music changed away from being dance music.

    The drums in this tune focus on the back beats like one TWO three FOUR, instead of that nice even chug-chug-chug-chug from the 1930′s, and the extended drum solo at the end just doesn’t swing at all, and there are many other places where the whole band syncopates together, breaking the steady 4 rhythm. The focuses of this tune are the crazy ensemble riffs and Lockjaw Davis’s solo. The ensemble riffs now float overtop of the rhythm instead of being a PART of the rhythm like in the last Basie tune.

    Now let’s try some more Ellington and we’ll hear that even the infamous “Take the A-Train” didn’t sound much like a train anymore by the 1960′s.

    You can hear that the 1930′s music has that chugga chugga sound like a train, while the later music is more about the horns. This is, in my opinion, due to the fact that American culture changed from a railroad driven culture in the 1930′s to an automobile driven culture after WW2.

    Let’s listen to a couple modern examples.

    First, something that doesn’t swing!

    Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not calling it bad music – I think Diana Krall and her musicians are fantastic players. I am however calling it indisputably NOT swing music.

    Let’s close out with something that DOES swing. Here’s my buddy Jonathan Stout’s big band from LA. Note how Jon on guitar and Josh on drums create that locomotive rhythm. (check out Jonathan’s blog here: HERE)

    I hope this gets you started thinking about what makes music swing!!

    Next time: The Drum Set

    Cheers,

    Glenn

    www.bluerhythmband.net

    band.to/syncopators


  4. Quick List – Febru-hairy

    March 1, 2011 by Jo

    Ladies, thanks so much for all the great comments and for trying these things with me!! Here’s a quick

    Day 1 – Double Bun
    Day 2 – Bandana
    Day 3 – French Twist/Faux Hawk
    Day 4 – Pinup Hairdo
    Day 5 – Bangs

    Day 6 – How to Curl your Hair & Pinup Curls
    Day 7 – Hair Rat
    Day 8 – Faux Bob
    Day 9 – Victory Rolls
    Day 10 – Hair and Makeup

    Day 11 – French Braid Friday! Intro to French Braids
    Day 12 – Inspired by Bernie
    Day 13 – Snood
    Day 14 – Pin Curls
    Day 15 – Big Bun

    Day 16 – Bob Revisited
    Day 17 – Hot Rollers
    Day 18 – Inside out French Braid
    Day 19 – Faux Hawk
    Day 20 – Victory Rolls

    Day 21 – Side Roll
    Day 22 – Retro hairstyle
    Day 23 – French Twist
    Day 24 – Twist n’ Braid
    Day 25 – French Braid Friday – ridiculous and amazing

    Day 26 – Snoody Victory
    Day 27 – Long Hair and Quick Fixes
    Day 28 – Make a Bow with your hair

    Which were your favorites?


  5. Hair Tutorial – Day 26 – Snoody Victory

    February 26, 2011 by Jo

    Ladies, ladies, ladies! This might be one of my favorite videos! Well…..let me be specific. I love what the end product looks like and how quickly she whips through how she does what she does. I don’t like that the music is so loud and frantic, but thank goodness for my mute button!

    Now I need to find a snood! Have a gorgeous Friday!!!


  6. Hair Tutorial – Day 20 – Victory Rolls

    February 20, 2011 by Jo

    It’s Sunday night and I need to get dolled up! I am at Goodnight Sweetheart with some of the prettiest folks you’ve ever seen and the party is still going. Looks like I need to step up my game here!

    You’ve seen these before, but they are a staple in the pinup girl’s arsenal of hair styles. May I present to you: The Victory Roll!

    Teasing goes a long way, eh? Man….this totally makes me want to cut my hair. Let me know if you find this to be easier or harder depending on your hair length. :)


  7. Hair Tutorial – Day 14 – Pin Curls

    February 14, 2011 by Jo

    This is primarily what I do with my hair when I am trying to curl it. It’s easy to do and easy to sleep in. Typically I’ll keep my hair in pin curls for two days and then when I take them out I have big, bouncy hair. Take a look at my banner (top of website); that’s what my hair can look like when I do this to my hair. Haha, if you wear your hair in pin curls for a couple of days, make sure you have a scarf or something to wrap your head in….you’ll look pretty funny if you don’t. :D

    Heheh, funny side story. I wore my cover up for a few days and finally when I took my hair out, a number of people didn’t believe that my curly hair was real. Eeesh, in fact, I think some of thought I had lost my hair…..er….different story. ANY who…

    OMG, so much talky-talky! I jumped ahead to 1:54 which is where the tutorial really starts. You can either have damp hair or dry hair (which you’ll need to use product) to do this style. If you’re short on time, just to 5:00 and take it from there.

    Picture of my hair after I pin curl it:

    When you pin curl your hair, do you do it this way or with a curling iron?


  8. Hair Tutorial – Day 13 – Snood

    February 13, 2011 by Jo

    It’s a Snoody Sunday!!

    Someone must have a snood here in Switzerland. Hopefully I can find one, otherwise I might just braid my hair. I guess then I wouldn’t get to have a Snoody Sunday then. Hmmm….I’ll figure something out :)


  9. Hair Tutorial – Day Seven – Hair Rat

    February 7, 2011 by Jo

    Thank goodness for Fleur! She has a fabulous website where she shares her vintage knowledge and provides lots of authentic vintage & retro fashion inspiration, plus styling tips, recipes, events and other fab things.

    Here’s what she has to say about her video:

    “My second ever vintage hair tutorial, this time it’s 40s style faux / bumper bangs! Not quite as big as Dita von Teese’s (or her icon Carmen Miranda) but better for those not quite as brave! It could also work for a 50s, Bettie Page style look and it’s a perfect pinup girl style. Look out for the comedy fumble at the beginning!”

    I love that she calls bobby pins “curvy grips.” Oh those English, they are so charming!

    I think I’ll be spending some time on this one. I’d really like to be a master of the rat tail (hehehe). I dig the look! More on this later!!


  10. Vintage Makeup Tutorial

    November 15, 2010 by Jo

    I thought this was very charming. Enjoy!


    1940′s Makeup Film – Face contouring / Lipstick and Hairlines
    Archive Tutorial Film presented by Miss Ratherly Stern.
    The ideal facial contour is supposed to be the oval.
    But some of us have round faces,square faces or long faces.
    What can we do to make our faces appear more oval ?

    1.Round Faces:
    Don’t wear too high a neck line. It shortens the neck and increases the effect of roundness!
    Hair well off the forehead and flat against the temple !
    Thin lipsticks, correctly applied to follow the natural mouthline !
    A V neck completes the picture and gives the impression of a little more neck length
    to give the impression of an oval face!

    2.Square Faces:
    Keep away from haircuts that hang in vertical lines near the side of the face and jawline in.This over emphasizes the squareness of the jaw.Avoid straight horizontal lines near the face – like thin lips / round or high horizontal necks.
    Fill out the lower lip with your lipstick.
    Hair should fall in curves around the jawline.
    Wear a V neck line to pull the attention down from jaw.
    Pure logic when you think about it.

    3.The Long / Narrow Face.
    Don’t wear V necks – This adds to the impression of length.
    Avoid Piled up high hair on top of head as this also adds to the length of the face.
    Hair should be off the top if the head and fluffed out at the sides to give the thin face added width.Finally a high neck line or choke distracts from the long neck ! Voila !
    copyright-April2010 Glamourdaze

    A wonderful vintage makeup tutorial from the 1940′s.
    Enjoy !
    Courtesy of the Prelinger Archive!