We’re finally at the end of our saga. To recap, Jayne and Mamie have hit their career peaks of the decade, Doris has solidified herself as everyone’s family-friendly blonde, Anita is in an odd transition between the 50s and 60s (although one can argue they all were), and Marilyn is about to rule the decade. […]Read More Evolution of the Fifties Blondes, Part 3, 1959.
When we last let off, we had introduced Monroe, Day, Mansfield, Van Doren, Ekberg, and North. Again, this piece shouldn’t be considered a definitive, academic study on the 50s Blondes but instead should be viewed as a quick primer. If you want to know more about the blondes of the decade, I highly recommend Richard […]Read More The Evolution of the Fifties Blondes, 1957-1958, Part 2.
My focus on the 50s Blondes has festered for over a decade now. I’ve written a multitude of articles – and two books – on the blonde women who seemingly ruled the decade but find a heap of misinformation on their evolution from singing-and-dancing marionettes to halo-haired sex comediennes. While this piece cannot claim to […]Read More The Evolution of the Fifties Blonde – Part 1, 1950-1956.
Ah sizing. Marilyn was a size 16 and the 1950’s was just full of plus sized women who were told to love the skin they were in and even gain weight, right? No, the 1950’s was just like today with a 2/4 being considered the perfect size. When looking for a time of body positivity […]Read More What Size Did My Favorite Blonde Wear?