Did you know? - A finger wave is a method of setting hair into waves (curls) that was popular in the 1920s and 1930s and in the late 1990s in North America and Europe.
The process involves pinching the hair between the fingers and combing the hair in alternating directions to make a wave shape. A lotion was applied to the hair to help it retain its shape. This style was eventually superseded by hair rollers.
By 1923 the bob, a pageboy style with some length was seen everywhere amid enlightened women. About 1924 the razor cut shingle style was introduced and the most clear cut silhouette of the year is the dome shaped rounded crown with a much reduced brim.
From the mid twenties styled, shaped to the head cuts, which combined various forms of waving from the Marcel wave to finger waving, became a norm. All of these new cuts enabled smaller closer fitting headwear like the cloche to be worn as the shaped hair conformed to the skull’s contour.
Eton Crop - The most extreme form of hairstyle was the Eton Crop circa 1927 to 1928 and the hair could have Brylcreem brilliantine to increase the skull like appearance of the hair style. Shiny black hair was the best form of this fashion. Josephine Baker wore this style of slick, greased hair to great effect.
Did you know? - The Bowler Hat, also known as The Derby Hat, was introduced in the 1850's. The Bowler hat is the first hat credited for being mass produced and priced to meet everyone's budget, because of this the Derby Hats were worn by virtually every class of society. It was so popular that it replaced the Top Hat in the late nineteenth century as the most popular hat for men. The Derby remained the preferred men's hat for almost seventy years until the 1920's when The Fedora eclipsed The Derby to became the most popular hat style. The derby hat comes in many different styles from the low-crown to the stingy brim. The bowler started out as a protective hat for coachmen and gamekeepers. They were stiffened and protected against branches and other obstacles, while riding on horses. Eventually the derby style caught on and became fashionable. The term Bowler is an English name for the hat. The Americans started calling the hat a derby when the Earl of Derby wore the hat at the Derby races.
The Art Deco Society contributed to refurbishing the Battling Unicorns
Phoenix Club folks
We prefer wine
The Promenade Deck
Did you know? - The promenade deck is a deck found on several types of passenger ships and riverboats. It usually extends from bow to stern, on both sides, and includes areas open to the outside, resulting in a continuous outside walkway suitable for promenading, (ie, walking) thus the name. On older passenger ships, the promenade deck was simply the top outside deck below the superstructure, and was enclosed by a railing. Lifeboats are typically kept on davits accessible from the promenade.
A formal introduction of the band
This young lady was from San Francisco to celebrate the Art Deco weekend
Mary must have gone shopping
If it rains this will NOT help!
We head for Sir Winston's
The Sun is low in the sky
The Catalina Express is just arriving from the 6:00 departure
Peaceful and quiet
Nope! It's not the Sun, it's a reflection
Known for impeccable service and classic cuisine, Sir Winston's is one of Long Beach's favorite restaurants. Stunning panoramic ocean and city views, California casual with a new world twist, an award-winning wine list, classic cocktails and a champagne lounge are just a few highlights.
And... We made reservations for the 4th of July 2010!
We met her earlier... She sat at our table
Same girl two hours later!