Days Gone By

Costuming, fashion, silent films and favorite stars, old and new.
Kittyinva: 1928 recipes from Eagle Brand condensed milk!

Kittyinva: 1928 recipes from Eagle Brand condensed milk!

Kittyinva: May 6, 1922 a group of men photographed at Martin’s Coffee House, Milwaukee. Real men in real early 1920’s fashion.

Kittyinva: May 6, 1922 a group of men photographed at Martin’s Coffee House, Milwaukee. Real men in real early 1920’s fashion.

Kittyinva: 1924. Duchess D’Ayen in a Chanel suit. It must be late 1924 as the hem is rising.

Kittyinva: 1924. Duchess D’Ayen in a Chanel suit. It must be late 1924 as the hem is rising.

Kittyinva: 1924 Miss Mary Texan Loomis in the Washington Radio School workroom. Good for her!

Kittyinva: 1924 Miss Mary Texan Loomis in the Washington Radio School workroom. Good for her!

Kittyinva: A late 1920’s postcard of lovely Dolores Costello in a Russian-influenced bridal costume.

Kittyinva: A late 1920’s postcard of lovely Dolores Costello in a Russian-influenced bridal costume.

Kittyinva: Late 1920’s. “For those who are puzzled by what to wear when planning a flying trip Dorothy Sebastian suggests a suit of bottle green leather for the open plane. Her suit shows a Russian blouse, buttoned down the side and belted, trousers that are held in by straps at the ankles and a matching helmet. Sturdy leather shoes and goggles complete the costume.” From A Certain Cinema.

Kittyinva: Late 1920’s. “For those who are puzzled by what to wear when planning a flying trip Dorothy Sebastian suggests a suit of bottle green leather for the open plane. Her suit shows a Russian blouse, buttoned down the side and belted, trousers that are held in by straps at the ankles and a matching helmet. Sturdy leather shoes and goggles complete the costume.” From A Certain Cinema.

Kittyinva: A lobby card for “Romeo and Juliet” from Mexico.

Kittyinva: A lobby card for “Romeo and Juliet” from Mexico.

Kittyinva: April, 1922 “le Sourire” cpver. 

Kittyinva: April, 1922 “le Sourire” cpver. 

Kittyinva: Late 1920’s evening coat made from Azute stoles, the ivory mesh ground stamped with silver metal figures and geometric bands, lined in silk. From Kerry Taylor Auctions.

Kittyinva: 1919 Alice Joyce in “The Vengeance of Durand”. Colorized by Gagman 66.

Kittyinva: 1919 Alice Joyce in “The Vengeance of Durand”. Colorized by Gagman 66.