Category: 1940s fashion

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Billie Holiday photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1949.

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Anna May Wong and her brother Richard photographed by Carl Van Vechten on September 13, 1940.

Headshot of model, in a black fox beret with a purple velvet ribbon tilted over one eye, posed before a large clock. Photo by John Rawlings, Vogue Magazine, November 1st, 1942

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Marilyn Monroe photographed by Earl Theisen, 1947.

Lauren Bacall photographed by John Engstead, 1945.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1940.

Ella Fitzgerald photographed by Carl Van Vechten on January 19, 1940.

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American comedy duo Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis photographed by Ralph Morse

in New York for LIFE Magazine, 1949. 

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Pianist Hazel Scott and her husband NY Congressman Adam Clayton Powell Jr., talking with singer Ella Fitzgerald during opening night of Bop City in 1949.

(Photo by Martha Holmes/The LIFE Picture Collection)

Muriel Maxwell Reflected Around A Column Photograph by Horst P. Horst, Hat by Lilly Dache, Jewelry by Trabert and Hoeffer-Mauboussin, 1940