1930s



                                               





This was the period approaching the next war, when the wildness and freedom of the roaring twenties was shut down to a life of uncertainty and restrictions. The decade started out with the discovery of the planet Pluto and the invention of sliced bread. The Empire State building was completed in 1931. The next year air conditioning was invented, Amelia Earhart flew solo across the Atlantic and science split the atom. 1933 was monumental as Prohibition ended in the U.S. and FDR launched his New Deal, but over in Europe Adolf Hitler took power in Germany and the first Nazi concentration camp was established. In 1935, with the disastrous Dust Bowl in full swing, Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed and shot by the police.

In 1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was Founded, (which was the catalyst for many alcohol rehab centers), and Social Security was enacted in the U.S. In 1936 the Nazi propaganda Olympics took place in Berlin, the Spanish Civil War began, and King Edward the VIII abdicated. The next year was a year of disasters as Japan invaded China, the Hindenberg dirigible burned and crashed on landing and Amelia Earhart disappeared while on a round the world flight. In 1938, Orson Welles set off the War of the World radio broadcast panic and times became more troubling in Germany with the Night of Broken Glass. The end of the decade saw the first commercial airline flight over the Atlantic and the invention of the helicopter, but all was overshadowed by the beginning of World War Two. For women's fashions, the long sleek appearance was most desirable, shoulders were padded and puffed, and hair was waved and shoulder-length. The midriff first appeared in formal gowns, much to the shock of society, the low backless look was introduced, and movie stars leaned toward the tanned look. Costume jewelry was now acceptable and nylon was invented in 1939. For hair, the super short cuts of the 1920s were gone, hair was longer and curls were allowed. 15hqql.



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Billie Dove
1930
1930
Greta Garbo
1930
Billie Dove
1930
Greta Garbo


1931
1931
Loretta Young
1931
Claudette Colbert
1931
Loretta Young
Claudette Colbert
1932
1932
Tallulah Bankhead
1932
Janet Gaynor
1932
Tallulah Bankhead
Janet Gaynor
1933
Miriam Jordon
Miriam Jordan
1934
Astrid Allwyn
1934
Diana Wynyard
1934
Nancy Carroll
Astrid Allwyn
Diana Wynyard
Nancy Carroll
1935
Ann Sothern
1935
Joan Bennett
1935
Ida Lupino
1935
Sylvia Sidney
Ann Southern/Ann Sothern
Joan Bennett
Ida Lupino
Sylvia Sydney
1936
Frances Langford
1936
Una Merkel
1936
Frances Langford
Una Merkel
1936
1937
Janet Gaynor
1937
Jean Arthur
1937
Sylvia Sidney
Janet Gaynor
Jean Arthur
Sylvia Sydney
1938
Virginia Grey
Virginia Grey
1939
Mary Martin
1939
Mary Martin
1939





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