I plan to participate in Gertie’s lingerie sew along, so I’ve been surfing around the web looking for vintage slip ideas. I have found that there’s plenty of yummy lingerie images from the “pre-code” hollywood days, and it looks like actresses, like Joan Blondell, were seen quite often in their lingerie before the “Hays Code” started enforcing the decency standards in the 1930s.
Miriam Hopkins must have made that Lieutenant smile in, “The Smiling Lieutenant”, prancing around in her undies.
Joan Crawford workin’ it in her pre-mommie dearest days, although the look on her face here is one I would call “issuing a challenge”:
Carole Lombard and Josephine Dunn having a chat in the 1930s film, “Safety in Numbers”.
Liz Taylor created a lot of buzz in “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” (1958, with Paul Newman). The top photo shows the actual movie set with the beige and white decor of the couple’s bedroom. I think the bottom photo is a stage setup for publicity stills since the wall color is more neutral gray.
She looks caged in by the bed in these publicity stills:
So now that my head is full of vintage images, I need to go shopping for supplies. Anybody know of good sources for ornate lingerie lace?