Monday, February 27, 2012

Veronica Lake

  Veronica Lake, an actress who was very popular in the 1940s, signature style used was what is commonly called the Peek-A-Boo bang.  She had little or no layers in her mostly long hairstyle (as far as we can tell), making her style unique.  After looking at popular pictures of Veronica Lake, i noticed the straight part, hair that was mostly flat on her head then feathered out into a wave, and of course, the famous eye covering bang. This is the result of Water Waving (or Water Styling, Wet Styling, etc.).  This means you do it wet wet/damp hair, most usually after a shower.

   This look is very easy if you have grown out layers, no layers at all, no bangs or just longer hair in general.  I then found a video on YouTube (by Lisa Freemont Street, one of my favorites) that explains this technique using easy, old-fashioned methods that are not hard or damaging to you're hair.  In fact, all you have to do is some large pin or rag curls at the bottom ( I've seen some use foam rollers), usually to your chin, let it set or go to sleep, then brush them out in the morning and make a VERY EASY, FAST peekaboo type wave.  It goes like this...

NOTE: You CAN do this style if you have layers or bangs as Lisa shows us here, but if helps if you don't.

  This technique is a basis for lots of different vintage styles, especially if you don't have bangs(like me) and need some 'around-the-face' volume.  
   To beautiful Veronica!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

World War Two - Buy War Bonds

                   "SCARED KID?"

              "[Heck] no.  I don't scare easy.  But I'm no fool eaither.  I know where I'm going... and its no to a church social.  But I'm an American, and all my buddies are Americans.  We've got a messy job on our hands and we're doing it.  Because we know it's got to be done.  You folks back home have a job, too.  Like buying War Bonds.  And I dont mean War Bonds you can afford eaither... I mean War Bonds you can't afford.  War Bonds that mean being inconvinanced... one-thousandth as much as those guys who havent had their wet, stinknig clothes off in three weeks of crawling around in the jungle.  War Bonds that mean being uncomfortable... one-thousandth as much as those kids lying out in the desert, waiting for the medical boys to give them a hypodermic... So forget that 10% stuff.  Buy War Bonds untill you can look at the guys who come back with one arm or no leg or no eyes, without a guilty feeling in your heart."
   Full page ad, Felt and Tarrant Manufactaring Co., Time, July 12, 1943
     War Bonds, purchased by american civilians during WWII helped finance the war.  They intally cost $18.50 each.  Buying them was highly encoraged by newspapers, schools, radio, posters and the like, was widley viewed as ones patriotic duty.  And what a patriotic duty, with a final amout of $350,500,000,000, Americas effort in the war could have "never been financed without them!"