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Dorothy and Munchkins in the Wizard of Oz movie - 1939

Fantasy in fashion: The Wizard of Oz costumes (1939)

How were the Wizard of Oz costumes created for the classic movie, starring Judy Garland? See some of the original sketches of the fairylike, frolicsome and sprightly costumes that were an outstanding feature of this fantasy.
A fashionable fire A strange way to model '60s nightgowns

A fashionable fire: A strange way to model ’60s nightgowns

Surprised in the night by a five-alarm fire, rescued before there was a chance to change, each (luckily) was caught in something so devastatingly pretty, she didn't feel the least bit flustered about going out in the world. Moral: The right way to be rescued is in the nicest nighties you can find.
Beauty and fashion hairspray

The ultimate ’80s beauty basic: Hairspray

19-year-old Debbie was not even born during the heyday of the bubble, the beehive, the flip and the bouffant hairstyles -- yet, she regularly performs a grooming ritual that dates back to that other era: she is a hair-spray fanatic.
Tie dye how-to for satin

Turn on the colors! How to tie-dye clothes (’60s & ’70s)

Tie-dye is an ancient method of fabric design being revived by swinging do it-yourselfers and top designers. The results are vibrant designs that may range from geometric patterns to overall, lush organic effects. Experimenting with various knots, folds and colors will produce unexpectedly delightful designs.
Miss Lina Cavalieri circus

Women: How to gain weight (1918)

Briefly, this is the most sensible regimen I can advise for the thin woman who wants plump shoulders and pretty rounded cheeks... For dinner, eat any food that appeals to you that is of a starchy or sugary or fatty nature.
How to create 24 hot hairstyles from the summer of '77

How to create 24 hot hairstyles from the summer of ’77

Curl it. Cut it. Blow it dry. Brush it. Tuck it. Let it fly. There's no one way with summer '77 hairstyles. Kenneth has done 24 marvelous styles for us, so now is the time for a pretty change! So pick a new do, get ready to enjoy a great summer.

The artichoke hairstyle of 1961

The artichoke hairstyle is a casual, layered cut, with the layers tanning out, petal fashion, from the center of the crown -- or what would be the stem area of the real artichoke.
Happy holiday hairstyles of the '60s (1968)

Happy holiday hairstyles of the ’60s (1968)

Christmas coifs are catching the season's sparkle. Make your '60s hairstyle repertoire merrier! For romance, try pin-on tendrils, love-locks, and Emily Bronte ringlets. For a change of color, cut or curve, wear a wig that's charmed with stretch or curl.
Super stylish '60s belts

Super stylish ’60s belts

In late 1968, you could prepare for the season of style before the summer of love, and choose from a profusion of glamorous '60s belts to create a waist, high or low.
How to make a '60s beehive hairstyle

How to make a ’60s beehive hairstyle

Although the dramatic, dome-shaped beehive hairdos are rather difficult to manage, they are not impossible to create at home. Here's how to make the '60s beehive style!

Swatch: The new wave of watches (1980s)

Swatch (short for "Swiss watch"), an up-to-the-minute quartz marvel introduced in 1983 with bold colors and zappy graphics, is gambling that clunkiness will become the byword in chic, or reverse chic, for the 1980s.

Aapri apricot facial scrub (1980s)

Aapri is made with finely-crushed seeds immersed in a creamy base that will actually get rid of that dead skin layer that can clog your pores and cause skin problems.

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