Let's Step Into The 1940's


There is something about the 1940’s that has always held a special place in my heart.

It’s odd, because I can actually feel that time period within my soul. As if I know what it was like to live back then.

A past life perhaps?

And even though it was a decade involving war and uncertainty, it was a time when people pulled together, supported one another, and discovered precious moments of joy and happiness.

There was something very innocent and simple about life back then, but also something extremely mature and wise, because people had a sense of what really mattered.

My favorite movies are the ones that take place during the 1940’s. Where the men went to war, while the women stayed home working hard, keeping the family together and in high spirits. It was a time when family life was very strong and united.

Men and women had their roles, most definitely, but they respected one another because each understood their unique power.

I adore so much about the 40’s.

The fashion, the music, the dance, the whole stylistic ambiance.

The 1940’s was a decade that was tough in many ways, but somehow people were able to create glamour.

Sadly, there seems to be no such thing as glamour anymore.

So, allow me to take you on a 1940’s sentimental journey…..



The Glenn Miller Band - I love the sound of the big band era and swing dancing.



Women’s fashion - love the shoes, the seamed hose, the dresses, the hats, the gloves.



The 1940’s hair and makeup - back then it was all about perfectly coiffed hair and eyebrows. And red lips.



Men’s fashion - practically every photo you see of the 1940’s, men had on a suit, a tie, and a hat. They were dapper (as my grandmother use to say).



The automobile



The telephone



Air plane travel - this was when air travel was special.


I would like to leave you with one of my favorite songs. It was actually written in 1938, but did not become popular until the 1940’s.


I give you, Jimmy Durante, singing, “I’ll Be Seeing You.”


55 comments

  1. Hi everyone….

    I have a very early work meeting this morning, therefore will be responding to comments and visiting your blogs later in the day. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

    Have a great week
    !

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  2. 'My favorite movies are the ones that take place during the 1940’s. Where the men to war, while the women stayed home working hard, keeping the family together and in high spirits. It was a time when family life was very strong and united'

    And the women worked in munitions factories or replaced the men who had gone to war.

    I adore this post, Ron. It took me right back to those war years. I was but a child, you understand :o) The era was wonderful. Wartime constraints made everyone appreciate what they had. The music was fabulous plus it was the age of crooners and very funny comedians. No television, just the radio to bring laughter into our lives ... and there was plenty of that. Jimmy Durante was great, didn't he also sing about a missing keynote' Not sure about the title but it was hilarious. 'Nobody leave the room until it's found..........' I'll check it out on the net.

    Sorry if I've bored you with my reminiscing... it's your fault for publishing a super post. Have a glorious week.

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  3. I was born in 1949 and I love the 1940's - the music, the fashion, the films, everything. Of course I was too young to have experienced it all but my parents lived it and influenced me, such a great era. :)

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  4. Call me an oldie but I try to create glamour every day... Sweet, little, simply brought-about glamour. Having a cup of coffee and really meditating on its exquisite flavor. Wearing a scarf and concentrating on how smooth it feels on my neck. Writing a message to a friend and truly taking that moment to think about him/her fully and appreciatively. Wearing heels an jewelry... even around the house, if wanting to do so.

    You have the soul for glamour Ron. Hugs for this week.

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  5. Good morning, Ron!

    I love this post. I often tell my friends that I wish people dressed and acted as they did back then. I have always thought that I was born in the wrong generation. I can see myself sporting the hats and gloves. I used to wear my makeup like the girls from the 40s before life got too fast paced. Now I'm doing good to put on a coat of foundation and mascara as I scurry out the door at 6 AM.

    I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are off to a good start for the new week!

    XOXO

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  6. This reminded me of my parents. They were born in the mid '20's. My mom was in nursing school in the '40's, Dad was in the Navy altho I don't remember exact dates, and her and my dad were married in 1950. I know times were hard for many years back then, but all the old photos I look at from when they were younger and first married seem to show that they were happy.
    There is something about the 20's and 30's that is interesting to me. I have been watching old episodes of 'The Waltons' for quite awhile now. They run the shows on a couple of our cable channels and I have the 1st season on DVD. There comes a point in some episodes where I actually start crying. Yeah, I'm so sappy, I know! LOL
    Also, I think I've shared with you before, or on my blog a long time ago, that anything 'Hindenburg' totally freaks me out. I mean it's an extreme reaction. I cannot see a picture of that airship or read about it or even think about it ... even now I'm feeling the emotion start.... without my nose getting all tingly and my eyes filling up with tears. Every.single.time I see something. So I don't know if I lived then and was on the damn thing or if I saw it explode or if it was just something my parents were talking about when they were older, since they'de have been only about 10-13 years old at the time it happened. Could even be that I remember my dad talking about when he was older and in the Navy and he helped work the ropes on a few airships as they were landing and that somehow I associated that with the tragedy in NJ. Whatever it is, it's very weird and I must stop talking about it now or I'll be running for tissues. LOL

    Hope your meeting is going well and the rest of your day is perfectly wonderful. xo

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  7. Great post, Ron. I do so adore the 40s--I grew up on Abbott & Costello, Humphrey Bogart, and all the Hollywood greats. It was so a tremendous time for movies. America actually built things back there and people took pride in their appearance. It's time to crank up the Wayback Machine and get the hell out of this nutzy 21st Century!

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  8. ...and don't forget about the population explosion in America. Thousands upon thousands of men were coming back from the War and making babies.

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  9. Oh, the glamour, YES! I love that you included the music, thank you.

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  10. I've never heard that song, Ron - but it's very cool. I always associate Jimmy Durante with Frosty The Snowman. Nice to hear him doing a non-holiday themed song.

    The way you feel about the 40s is how I feel about the 60s. Definitely a turbulent time, but it fascinates me. And also, I don't talk about it much, but I've always had this strange fascination with the Vietnam War and a strange feeling that I might be a reincarnated soldier who died in the battle. Perhaps that's fodder for a future post...

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  11. I love Durante and that song is wonderful by him
    he makes it very poignant

    I love men in hats, Fedoras
    I must admit though that I could never carry off seamed hose and heels and gloves and coif every single day
    I barely carry off unkempt ;)

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  12. Helloooooooooo Valerie~

    "And the women worked in munitions factories or replaced the men who had gone to war."

    Thank you soooooooooooooooooo much for sharing that, dear lady!

    In fact, you just made me remember a movie called "Swing Shift" with Goldie Hawn, where she did just that - worked in a munitions factory while her husband was at war. GREAT film!

    It's funny, because when I was putting this post together, for some reason I was especially thinking of YOU! I had a feeling you knew this era very well and would add to my post!

    "The era was wonderful. Wartime constraints made everyone appreciate what they had. The music was fabulous plus it was the age of crooners and very funny comedians. No television, just the radio to bring laughter into our lives ... and there was plenty of that."

    Yes, that's what I meant when I mentioned what a simple, yet glorious time this was because people REALLY appreciated all the little things that most of us overlook.

    "Sorry if I've bored you with my reminiscing... it's your fault for publishing a super post."

    No way! You've added SO MUCH to this post with your reminiscing!

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!

    ((((( Valerie )))))

    Thanks a bunch for stopping by! Have a wonderful week!

    X

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  13. Hi Akelamalu~

    "I was born in 1949 and I love the 1940's - the music, the fashion, the films, everything."

    Oh how WONDERFUL! At least you were able to catch the tail end of this glorious decade!

    Yup.....such a GREAT era!!!!

    Thanks for stopping by, m'dear! Have a wonderful week!

    X

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  14. Bonjour Susu~

    "Call me an oldie but I try to create glamour every day... Sweet, little, simply brought-about glamour."

    You most certainly do! And I can see that just from reading your chic blog!

    You OOZE of GLAMOUR!

    Thank you for stopping by, beautiful lady! And thank you for putting glamour back into life!

    Have glamorous week!

    Ciao bella.....X

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  15. Hello myfwbs~

    "I have always thought that I was born in the wrong generation."

    Meeeeeeeeeeee too!!!! In fact, when I look at either photographs or watch movies about 1940's I can literally FEEL myself there!

    "I used to wear my makeup like the girls from the 40s before life got too fast paced."

    It's funny you mentioned that because when I first saw a photo of you on your blog, I thought had such a "unique time-period look" to your face. So, yes, I can so totally see you in 1940's makeup!

    You're such a pretty lady!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Always a joy to read your comments! Have a wonderful week!

    XOXO

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  16. Hey there SuziCate~

    Thank you, my friend. I decided to add the music last minute. I LOVE that song!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend! Have a glamorous week!

    X

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  17. Hey there Tracy~

    "...and don't forget about the population explosion in America. Thousands upon thousands of men were coming back from the War and making babies."

    Bwahhahahahahahahahahahahaha! Oh, I LOVE YOU, GIRL!!!

    And you're right!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend. Have a wonderful week!

    X

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  18. I was a baby in the late forties, but grew up in the early fifties when things hadn't changed much. If I could choose a time to go back to as a child, it would be the early fifties. It was a wonderful time to grow up, with the war behind us.

    I wish they showed more old movies on TV. I love them.

    Do you know, when I was in my late teens and went dancing, there was no such thing as dancing to prerecorded music. We had a live orchestra playing, just like the forties. I can remember dancing to 'Ray McVay & his Orchestra' (in London's West End) playing all the Glenn Miller stuff. Those were the days.

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  19. Hey Rob~

    "It was such a tremendous time for movies."

    *nodding my head up and down*

    Yup, from reading your wonderful posts about the many films, TV shows, and movie stars you've talked about, I could tell you probably adored this decade too!

    Wasn't it a faaaaaaaaaaaaaabulous time?

    "America actually built things back there and people took pride in their appearance."

    Amen! When I look at most of the style today, I see NO style. It's just a mish-mash of I don't know what?!?

    "It's time to crank up the Wayback Machine and get the hell out of this nutzy 21st Century!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! You said it, bud!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Rob. Have a great week!

    X

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  20. Howdy Mark~

    Welcome back, buddy! Great to see ya!

    "I've never heard that song, Ron - but it's very cool. I always associate Jimmy Durante with Frosty The Snowman. Nice to hear him doing a non-holiday themed song."

    HA! OMG, that's right....I forgot he also sang Frosty The Snowman!!!!

    "I'll Be Seeing You" was a very popular song during the era because it had great sentiment during war time, and couples missing each other.

    "The way you feel about the 40s is how I feel about the 60s. Definitely a turbulent time, but it fascinates me."

    Isn't it something how particular time periods resonate strongly with each one of us?

    "I've always had this strange fascination with the Vietnam War and a strange feeling that I might be a reincarnated soldier who died in the battle. Perhaps that's fodder for a future post..."

    Oooooo....I think you should because that sounds like the makings of a GREAT blog post!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Mark! I'll be stopping by your blog later this evening and catching up with your trip. Can't wait!

    Have a faaaaaaaaaabulous week!

    X

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  21. Hello Lady Dianne~

    "I love Durante and that song is wonderful by him
    he makes it very poignant."

    Yes, doesn't he? And he sings it so simple, yet really brings out the HEART of it!

    "I love men in hats, Fedoras"

    Ooooooo.....me too! Dapper!

    "I must admit though that I could never carry off seamed hose and heels and gloves and coif every single day
    I barely carry off unkempt ;)"

    HAHAHAHHAAHAHA! You ALWAYS crack me up, woman!!!!

    However, I don't believe that because you have a such wonderful look to you! Maybe not wearing those things everyday, but I can definitely seeing you wearing them......and looking VA-VOOM!

    Always great to see you, dearest lady. Thanks bunches for stopping by!

    Have a great week!

    X and hugs to you and the gang!

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  22. Hey there Crystal Chick~

    "There is something about the 20's and 30's that is interesting to me."

    Funny you mentioned those two decades because they interest me too. The 'flapper era.'

    "anything 'Hindenburg' totally freaks me out. I mean it's an extreme reaction. I cannot see a picture of that airship or read about it or even think about it ... even now I'm feeling the emotion start.... without my nose getting all tingly and my eyes filling up with tears. Every.single.time I see something."

    OH. MY. GOD. I cannot believe you mentioned the 'Hindenburg' because I feel the same way! In fact, did you ever see the movie with Ann Bancroft and George C. Scott? It's a wonderful film, and whenever I watch it I get CHILLS!

    So, perhaps I lived during the 30's AND the 40's.

    I had close friend in Florida who felt the same way about the 'Titanic.' He swore he lived back then because whenever he saw a photo or documentary on it, he got VERY emotional.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, my friend. Always a delight to share with you.

    Have a wonderful week!

    X

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  23. Greetings Babs~

    "I wish they showed more old movies on TV. I love them."

    Oh me too! In fact, if you ever saw my movie collection, most of them are OLD and in BLACK and WHITE.

    Yes, I too grew up in the 50's (born 1955). And I have to admit....it wasn't until I got older, did I really appreciate the 50's. Looking back now, they were WONDERFUL years!

    "Do you know, when I was in my late teens and went dancing, there was no such thing as dancing to prerecorded music. We had a live orchestra playing, just like the forties. I can remember dancing to 'Ray McVay & his Orchestra' (in London's West End) playing all the Glenn Miller stuff. Those were the days."

    OH WOW....how fabulous! And I bet the sound of the music was INCREDIBLE!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, my friend! Hope you had a great day and week!

    X

    P.S. please say Hi to Mo for me!

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  24. whoa this was a nice walk down uh, memory lane. of course i wasn't born yet, but still an interesting read and view.

    Sadly, there seems to be no such thing as glamour anymore. - true that, ron. i'm afraid it's loss forever

    and dang it, i love men who wear suits!! how yummy they look. suit? tie? just yummy!

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  25. Hey there V~

    Thanks. I just suddenly had a hankerin' to talk about 1940's for some reason. I had so much fun finding these photos.

    "Sadly, there seems to be no such thing as glamour anymore. - true that, ron. i'm afraid it's loss forever."

    *making a sad face*

    I think you're soooooo right.

    "and dang it, i love men who wear suits!! how yummy they look. suit? tie? just yummy!"

    I soooooooooooo agree! There's something about a man in a suit that just say's, "Take me....I'm all yours!"

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!

    Or as my grandmother use to say, "They look dapper!"

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! Hope you had a marvi Monday.

    Enjoy your week......X

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  26. Oh now ya know how this one does my heart good. 'Dapper' is the perfect word, bless that gal of yours. And Glen Miller..yup, on a regular basis.

    I grew up with a father who did a bit of swing in the kitchen with his wife and threatened me to keep my silence. LOL

    No surprise that himself has the same passion for the era.
    But SIR--you forgot TRAINS.
    T R A I N S ! !

    I'll forgive ya. LOL I do enough of those for both of us.

    <-- now going to give a listen to Mr. Miller.

    Though, ya know it won't end there!

    It's a wonderful world...... Yup--I'll work my way up to that!

    *hugs*

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  27. Hey Mel~

    "Oh now ya know how this one does my heart good. 'Dapper' is the perfect word, bless that gal of yours. And Glen Miller..yup, on a regular basis."

    HA! Don't ya just LOVE the word 'Dapper?' That was my grandmother's favorite word for referring to any man who looked good!

    And don't love the sound of Glenn Miller???? My father use to play his records every weekend when I was a kid.

    "But SIR--you forgot TRAINS.
    T R A I N S ! !"

    I know....I know....shame on me! But, I couldn't decide what I wanted to mention about the 40's in this post, so I just talked about planes.

    Next time, I promise!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a walk down memory lane, dearest lady!

    Have a great night listening to Glenn Miller with Himself!

    (((((( Mel ))))))

    X ya!

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  28. Ron, what a charming post. I so enjoyed seeing all the various photos of the 1940's. And I really enjoyed the song. So sweet.

    I too have an attraction for the 40's (also the 1930's). Like you, I feel there was something extra special about the way people dressed and how the overall style of everything was. I sometimes wonder if people back then even realized how glamorous they were.

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  29. Hola Denise~

    Isn't the song sooooooooooooooooo sweet? It actually chokes me up sometimes when I listen to it because it's so romantic and I'm a sucker for romance - HA!

    It's funny, because the end of the 30's was sorta fused into the beginning of the 40's, so there is something very similar about those two decades.

    "I sometimes wonder if people back then even realized how glamorous they were."

    Hey, that's a thought! And I wonder if I/we think it was so glamorous because we're seeing it from another decade?

    Always so nice to read your comments, girl. Thank you for stopping by.

    Have a glamorous week....X

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  30. The forties were indeed a special time. I also love the fashion from that era. They all looked like perfect models!

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  31. Hiya Peg~

    Wasn't the fashion and the overall style the BOMB?

    Ahhhhh...the 40's!

    Great seeing ya, dear friend. Mucho thanks for stopping by!

    Have a FAB week.......X

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  32. Ya know what I liked about the 1940's? Hats. Everybody wore hats.

    I'm of the firm belief that we as Americans began to lose our way when we stopped wearing hats. I say bring back the fedoras...and the manners!

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  33. Hey there Herman~

    Yup...you and Dianne share the exact same sentiments.

    "Ya know what I liked about the 1940's? Hats. Everybody wore hats."

    And I have agree with you both! There was something really wonderful people wearing hats, wasn't there?

    "I'm of the firm belief that we as Americans began to lose our way when we stopped wearing hats."

    I think you may have something there, my friend.

    And yup....MANNERS. Without a doubt.

    Much thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts on this post. Hope you had a superfantastic day, buddy!

    X to you, Karin, and Mr. Tyler.

    P.S. I will now go and put on my hat!

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  34. nice journey back in time - great collection of images (and audio!). Gosh, how can I get that gorgeous hair and lips? I love that braided telephone cord too. Southwest Airlines used to have club seats that faced each other (remember?), but it didn't seem all that wonderful.

    Hope you have an excellent week Ronnie :) we both send hugs!!

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  35. Good evening Diane~

    I had a lot fun gathering photos for this post. There were so many I had hard time choosing only these!!!

    Aren't the red lips to die for?

    OMG, I knew you would notice the photo of the telephone for some reason! Isn't it cool? I bet that phone weighed a TON!

    "Southwest Airlines used to have club seats that faced each other (remember?), but it didn't seem all that wonderful."

    Holy cow...that's right they did! I've never flown SW but I bet they were tight seats, hu?

    Thanks oodles for stopping by, my friend. Alway as a delight!

    Have a wonderful week.

    X to you and Cristybella!

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  36. PS... haha

    Was talking about this subject yesterday... and telling how much FUN it was being a child in the war years. Parties in the air raid shelters, competitions on who could make a banana go the furthest, if we were lucky enough to find one. Excitement when the 'warnings' went and the mad dashes made to the shelters, laughing at the man who shouted 'Put that light out'. Sing-songs and laughter while the bombs dropped. Kids didn't experience the fear of war.

    Just had to get that off my chest!

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  37. Good morning Ronnie,

    I read your post yesterday and I got to thinking about my Dad.
    Because the 40's were his young man days.
    I don't have the same relationship to the 40s as you do. I look at the period with respect and a certain awe...

    It was like you said, the people had simple values and good common sense. There was much less leeway for those who steped out of the traditional mold, and had less tolerance than we could expect today(even if we still have surprises today!).

    Would you think as a homosexual that you would have been able live your homosexuality in this era? I don't think so. What do you feel about this compared to today?

    Thank you for adding Jimme Durante's song. I think that this song was very special to everyone who was in the armed forces.
    I know that my Dad loved it.

    xox

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  38. Good Morning Valerie~

    LOVED your comment! And thank you so much for sharing it!

    I think this would be a such GREAT post topic for you to share on YOUR blog because I would so enjoy hearing even more about it.

    I just recently watched the movie 'Empire Of The Sun' and your comment reminded me of what it was like back then in the movie.

    Thanks so much for stopping back and sharing more of your memories!

    Have a great day, dear lady!

    X

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  39. Hey there Barbara~

    "There was much less leeway for those who steped out of the traditional mold, and had less tolerance than we could expect today(even if we still have surprises today!).

    Would you think as a homosexual that you would have been able live your homosexuality in this era? I don't think so. What do you feel about this compared to today?"

    Good point.

    And to answer your great question - in many ways homosexuality is still not accepted openly (here or anywhere else in the world). Most defintitely though, I think it would be tougher to be open back then. But being someone who really doesn't put too much importance on my sexual preference and being accepted by others, I don't think it would have affected me as much. But who knows, I may have felt differently back then.

    I sometimes think we've come a long way, but other times I think we've taking a step backwards in tolorance of anything not traditional.

    "I think that this song was very special to everyone who was in the armed forces."

    Don't ya just love the song?

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing on this post, my friend. Enjoyed your comment!

    Have a wonderful week!

    XOX

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  40. Ron, we have been separated at birth. The 1940's are my FAVORITE era.

    "My favorite movies are the ones that take place during the 1940’s. Where the men went to war, while the women stayed home working hard, keeping the family together and in high spirits. It was a time when family life was very strong and united."

    AMEN.

    Man, I wish we could have just ONE WEEK like that, again.

    The glamour! Oh, the glamour!

    And the RED LIPSTICK!

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  41. Hey Meleah~

    "Ron, we have been separated at birth. The 1940's are my FAVORITE era."

    See! We ARE twins! AND it could also be a 'Libra thing', hu?

    "Man, I wish we could have just ONE WEEK like that, again."

    Meeeeeeeeeee too!

    Oh, wouldn't it be something if we could hop into a time travel machine and travel back to the 1940's for a week? HA!

    Didn't you just love the glamour back then?

    Yes....and the RED LIPSTICK!

    I think the TWO of us would look GREAT in red lipstick!

    Bwhahahahahahahahahha!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl. Hope you're having a swell week and feeling better.

    (((((( Meleah ))))))

    X

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  42. Tom your brotherSeptember 13, 2011

    Great post Ron. I also liked Smile by Jimmy Durante. A lot of people arent aware that Charlie Chaplin wrote Smile.

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  43. Hey Tom~

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, bro!

    Glad you liked it.

    "I also liked Smile by Jimmy Durante."

    The BEST!

    "A lot of people arent aware that Charlie Chaplin wrote Smile."

    No, I no idea Charlie Chaplin wrote that song, but I did know that it was in one his movies. How cool!

    I'll check him out on You Tube like you suggested, later tonight.

    Thanks, bud! Tell Mom I said Hi!

    X

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  44. my fave part of the 40's has to be what i imagine the travel to have been compared to today's nightmare of long lines and pats in all the wrong places.......this was a fabulous read!! xoxo

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  45. Hey Ronnie!
    I have to say I too am a fan of the 1940s through the 50s. I love the style and hollywood glam. Back then it really seemed people had pride in who they were and they weren't afraid to show it. Of course for me though my favorite part was the automobile. They just don't make cars like that anymore!

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  46. Helloooooooo Linda~

    "my fave part of the 40's has to be what i imagine the travel to have been compared to today's nightmare of long lines and pats in all the wrong places."

    You said it, dear lady! This is one of the MAIN reasons why I don't fly unless I HAVE to.

    Aaaaah.....the 40's!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, Linda! Always a delight to see your comments.

    Hope you had a lovely day!

    (((((( Linda ))))))

    xoxo

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  47. Greetings cestlavie~

    *nodding in agreement*

    Weren't the 40's, and yes, the 50's such a GRAND time?

    Style and hollywood glam is right!

    "Back then it really seemed people had pride in who they were and they weren't afraid to show it."

    Exactly! And they also seemed to know what was important and what really mattered.

    "Of course for me though my favorite part was the automobile. They just don't make cars like that anymore!"

    HA! I knew that car would appeal to you! And you're right, they don't make them like that anymore.

    Always so nice to see you, my friend. Thank you for stopping by today.

    Hope you're have a great week!

    X

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  48. I know we had this discussion before. I ADORE the 40's! It's my absolute favorite era from the broad padded shoulders with small waists to the art deco architecture. I'm SURE that I was alive during that time.

    I doubt I was in the war or a USO singer. I was more likely one of those naughty pin up girls with the shoulder tousled hair and bright red lips, dancing to Chatanooga Choo Choo between takes. ;-)

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  49. Hey there Chrissy~

    Yes! Yes! I remember our discussion, twin!

    "I'm SURE that I was alive during that time. I doubt I was in the war or a USO singer. I was more likely one of those naughty pin up girls with the shoulder tousled hair and bright red lips, dancing to Chatanooga Choo Choo between takes."

    Bwhahahahahhahahahahaha!

    OMG...that totally CRACKED ME UP, GIRL!

    And I bet you WERE!!!! VA-VOOM!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing a laugh!

    Hope you're having a great week and that your sunburn has cooled down.

    X to you and gang!

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  50. "Sadly, there seems to be no such thing as glamour anymore."

    No, and I think I know why. Nowadays, everyone expects to have everything, and in a culture where everyone has everything, nothing is special.

    I remember when we had perfumes for day (light and flowery), and perfumes for evening (stronger, longer lasting and more seductive), when no woman would dream of wearing sequins during the day, or vampish make-up to the office. At the same time, people were expected to be smart and tidy, even if it meant darns in those stockings, and polishing elderly shoes - and oh yes, we DID polish our shoes, and mend them, too! We weren't well off, yet my Dad always wore a suit, tie and hat, except on our annual holidays, or on his entomological field trips - and even then, it was a sports jacket.

    It's very sad to see that go by the board, isn't it?

    I love the picture of those ladies wearing hats inside the plane! And wouldn't it be lovely to sit round those nice big tables up there at 30,000 feet? Love the telephone too! Today's cordless phones are just NOT the same.

    Now I'm off to listen to Jimmy.

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  51. Good morning Jay~

    "Nowadays, everyone expects to have everything, and in a culture where everyone has everything, nothing is special."

    You are soooooooooooooo correct! I truly think you hit the nail on the head with that one.

    LOVED your ENTIRE comment response!

    Back then, people seemed to have priorities of what was REALLY important. And had standards.

    " At the same time, people were expected to be smart and tidy, even if it meant darns in those stockings, and polishing elderly shoes - and oh yes, we DID polish our shoes, and mend them, too!"

    OMG, Jay, I can't believe you said that because my father had a 'thing' for making sure that our shoes were polished. I even remember our little shoe polishing kit - HA!

    "I love the picture of those ladies wearing hats inside the plane! And wouldn't it be lovely to sit round those nice big tables up there at 30,000 feet? Love the telephone too! Today's cordless phones are just NOT the same."

    Geesh, flying now-a-days has turned into a nightmare. And not only because of security, but even LONG before that. They don't even serve food anymore. Not unless you're in first class :(

    No, cordless phones are NOT the same. And it's funny you mentioned that because I use a landline cord phone in my apartment.

    Thanks so much for stopping by and adding your imput to this post, my Libra friend. Throughly enjoyed!

    Hope you're having a super week!

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  52. ahhhh the 40's love it. You're right, no glamour like that anymore. not even a hint.

    I personally love the 50s. My mom was always telling me how that was the BEST decade to grow up in. and I get so jealous when she talks about it.

    Do you watch Mad Men??? I just started it on NEtflix... I think you'd dig it. It's all that era. Lots of smoking and sex and glamour and men wearing fedoras. ;)

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  53. Hey there Blunt~

    "ahhhh the 40's love it. You're right, no glamour like that anymore. not even a hint."

    Don't ya just LOVE the style of the 40's? Total GLAM!

    "I personally love the 50s. My mom was always telling me how that was the BEST decade to grow up in. and I get so jealous when she talks about it."

    She's right....the 50's were AWESOME! And I never fully appreciate that era until I got older.

    "Do you watch Mad Men??? I just started it on NEtflix... I think you'd dig it. It's all that era. Lots of smoking and sex and glamour and men wearing fedoras. ;)"

    No, I've never seen Mad Men, but I hear it's GREAT!

    " It's all that era. Lots of smoking and sex and glamour and men wearing fedoras."

    Oooooo...sounds like my cup of tea!

    Thanks so much for stopping by, girl! Always FAB to see ya!

    Hope you're having a marvi week!

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  54. I too love the movies from that period. My favorite are the Andrew Sisters. The bugle boy song is the best. Thanks for sharing all those photos.

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  55. Hey Jen~

    "My favorite are the Andrew Sisters. The bugle boy song is the best."

    LOVE them and that song too!

    I love Bette Milder's rendition!

    Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

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