Lauren Bacall, original name Betty Joan Perske, (born September 16, 1924, in New York City, U.S. – died August 12, 2014, New York), American actress known for her portrayals of provocative women who hid their soft core underneath a layer… Continue Reading
With the flapper era bringing in a new breed of girls, bathing beauty contests were popping up in cities throughout the United States. Miss America beauty contest began in Atlantic City in 1921. Chicago capitalized on this trend in 1922… Continue Reading
Most of the photos were taken from the book “Bad Hair” by James Innes-Smith and Henrietta Webb.