How interesting to see the difference between reality and the final product in Elvgren’s pinups. I’d never seen these before…
Swing Era Retouching – Yes, They Did It Back Then Too
Much like any fashion photograph today, Joan Crawford got the swing era equivalent of today’s digital airbrushing. Bye bye freckles, wrinkles, dark circles and brow furrows! The difference? This retouching was all done painstakingly by hand, and took around 6 hours. Click here to read more about Hollywood photographer-to-the-stars George Hurrell.
Mid-1930s at MyVintageVogue.com
A few more gorgeous vintage magazine fashion photographs, from www.myvintagevogue.com, this time from the mid to late 1930s.