Swing Style: Fashions of the 1930s-1950s

Maureen Reilly

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Whether you're a collector, fashion historian, costume designer, or dancer, you'll delight in this story of vintage clothing that swings to the beat of a blue note or eight-to-the-bar. Come on a pictorial tour of groovy threads from the 1930s through the 1950s. Jump into the mid-1930s, when swing was launched as a national dance fad, with jewel-tone satins and sunny printed cottons. Dozens of original color photos share top billing with hundreds of vintage ads and sketches. This lively book includes thumbnail bios of the musical artists who made it happen, from Basin Street to Harlem and Southside Chicago, plus a valuation guide, a resource directory, a glossary of music and fashion terms, and even tips on creating your own vintage look.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 250 color and b/w photos | Price Guide/Index | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764310096

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Maureen Reilly is an attorney and a fashion author who lives in California.