"How did he propose?" was asked in a series of nationally-syndicated newspaper columns during the early 1920s. Here's a selection of some of the best engagement stories - from the sweet and simple to the too-cute-for-words.
In the early '70s, Sonny and Cher turned to television, and to everyone's surprise, became the hit of the 1971 season, paving the way for many other successful musical variety shows on TV.
Vintage wedding dresses for brides of 1914 often had a court train and a high neck, while long gloves covered the arms. The decollete was so demure that there is nothing to shock the conventional.
So many experts have come out with learned treatises on how to land an eligible bachelor, it was time for an experienced amateur to speak up. There is one big difference between their fancy methods and mine. Mine worked.
Marriage rates rose each year between 1945 and 1949 - more than ever before during a 5-year period - as almost 3,000,000 women swapped the single life for married life.
Mrs. Frederick J. Noonan, wife of Amelia Earhart's navigator, and George Palmer Putnam, Miss Earhart’s husband, met yesterday, each trying to cheer the other.
An expert said American dating and courtship is characterized by romance... After a brief, ecstatic acquaintanceship, they believe that they can go on living happily ever after.
How DOES a girl win a husband? By tradition, she waits until the right man comes along, then he woos her, pursues her, and leads her to the altar.
I've just received the most beautiful gift ever... my shining new cedar Lane hope chest is as unexpected, as precious, as my first love letter - and as lucky, somehow, as a four-leaf clover.
Boy meets girl, boy marries girl. That just about summarizes the modern courtship, American style. Whatever happened to the old-fashioned courtship -- complete with hearts and flowers?
An eligible young man who has begun to think seriously of marriage, ponders on the old questions of whether to marry the sparkling girl or the sensible one.
The protests of the sixties are gone. And with this new, quieter age, how many men and women now live together as husband and wife without legal sanction?
In the United States, divorce increased two and a half times as fast as the population, and 2/3 of the divorces were granted on petition of the wife. See more Victorian divorce statistics here!
For the new comedy series that debuted in 1969, Sherwood Schwartz created the character of Mike Brady, the father of three boys. Next, he brought to life the very feminine Carol, mother of three girls. All together, they comprise 'The Brady Bunch.'
On the "Mary Tyler Moore Show," she plays a single woman competing with some happily chauvinist men in the newsroom of a minor-league TV station, and has spoken cogently and effectively for the women's movement.
When it comes to weddings, there is an irresistible charm, a fascination about it, in which the flowers play a leading role.
With two lively females on his hands, Ronnie calls his home "The Ronald Reagan Home For Delinquent Girls" By Ida Zeitlin The Ronald Reagans were... Click to read more...
Believing there is a great need for wise counsel in this troubled world, Photoplay-Movie Mirror has persuaded Bette Davis, Hollywood's famous advice star, to act as consultant to its readers.
We asked some very blunt questions -- and got 350,000 equally candid replies -- and a good deal of hope for the American family. Here's what people had to say.
Why keep marriage facts a dark secret? The belief that a couple taking vows would soon see and understand everything is held a shopworn idea to be abandoned.
Why do blushing brides assume their husbands' names on the wedding day and forfeit their own forever after?
In an exclusive magazine interview, Valerie Harper admits, 'Our main similarity is that she is someone who doesn't like herself very much.'
I married a Hollywood movie star. Everyone called it an ideal match. Yet, I ended up learning the true and -- perhaps shocking -- reason why celebrities get divorced.
What should you put in a hope chest? Linens and items for the home after the wedding, or clothing for the bride's trousseau? You can put both - but you really need to fill it with so much more.
What do newly-engaged couples really need to know? Quite a bit! Here are ideas from 1921 for telling your close friends, suggestions for formally announcing your engagement, tips for selecting a ring and more advice.
These ads from the 1950s didn't pull any punches. The message was clear: "Ladies -- if you don't douche, you will smell bad, and your husband won't lo... Click to read more...
There is not a man living who, in his secret heart, does not like to see a woman in an apron. Every bridegroom dreams of his young wife donning one in which to pour his coffee.
Experience shows that after the newlyweds have become long-marrieds, the couples who quarrel most are the ones who are most affectionate in public.
What to expect before, during and after a wedding From the best man to the most remote acquaintance of the affianced couple, a wedding invitation bri... Click to read more...
Get details of an old-fashioned Victorian bridal procession here! At the start, the wedding party, with the exception of the groom and his best man, assemble in the waiting rooms at the entrance to the church where the procession is formed.
Individuals to matter less in 2000 Today's family may fade away, like horse and buggy By the year 2000, Americans may travel by ballistic missil... Click to read more...
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