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1940s Fashion

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War and Invention The 1940s was the decade of the Second World War. Uniforms and patriotism were major influences on 1940s fashion. Servicemen in uniform, and women in the auxiliary services could be seen everywhere.
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Christopher Isherwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Christopher Isherwood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 1940's | Scoop.it

Christopher William Bradshaw Isherwood (26 August 1904 – 4 January 1986) was an English-American novelist

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Cole Porter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cole Porter - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 1940's | Scoop.it

 American composer and songwriter.At the age of 36, Porter reintroduced himself to Broadway in 1928 with the musical Paris.

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JITTERBUG DANCE - Streetswings Dance History archives - Main Page

JITTERBUG DANCE - Streetswings Dance History archives - Main Page | 1940's | Scoop.it
What a strange but unique name - the Jitterbug! Nearly all people attribute Cab Calloway (1907-1994) as coining the term. However, he was not the one.
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Entertainments National Service Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Entertainments National Service Association - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 1940's | Scoop.it

The Entertainments National Service Association or ENSA was an organisation set up in 1939 by Basil Dean and Leslie Henson to provide entertainment for British armed forces personnel during World War II. ENSA operated as part of the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes.

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Home - British Pathé

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British Pathe, the world's leading multimedia resource with a history stretching back over a century. The finest and most comprehensive archive of fabulous footage and stunning stills.
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Swing (dance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Swing (dance) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 1940's | Scoop.it

"Swing dance" is most commonly known as a group of dances that developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1950s, although the earliest of these dances predate "swing era" music. The best known of these dances is the Lindy Hop and Foxtrot.

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Cabaret (musical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cabaret (musical) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 1940's | Scoop.it

Cabaret is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film as well as numerous subsequent productions.

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Bob Hope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Bob Hope - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 1940's | Scoop.it

Bob Hope, born Leslie Townes Hope, (1903 – 2003) was an English-born American comedian and actor who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio.  Throughout his long career, he was honored for this work. In 1996, the U.S. Congress declared him the "first and only honorary veteran of the U.S. armed forces."[2]

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1940s - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1940s - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 1940's | Scoop.it

The Second World War took place in the first half of the decade. The consequences of the war lingered well into the second half of the decade, with a war-weary Europe divided between the jostling spheres of influence of the West and the Soviet Union.

The most popular music style during the 1940s was swing, which prevailed during World War II. In the later periods of the 1940s, less swing was prominent and crooners like Frank Sinatra, along with genres such as bebop and the earliest traces of rock and roll, were the prevalent genre.
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Noël Coward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Noël Coward - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia | 1940's | Scoop.it

English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".

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