Personal Appearance
Milady Can Now Make Up in Auto (Feb, 1933)

Milady Can Now Make Up in Auto

HAVING in mind the feminine weakness of always desiring to look pretty, inventors have devised a special accessory for automobiles which permits milady to do make-up jobs right in the car. The device consists essentially of a mirror which may be detached and brought up close to the face, as illustrated in the photo below. A cord which winds off a drum and which follows the light delivers juice to a bulb mounted above the mirror so that good illumination is provided. The device may also be used in case of an emergency at night as a trouble light. The receptacle fits in the dash of the car.

Face Harness for Milady’s Beauty (Apr, 1933)

It looks like she’s wearing some sort of bondage mask.

Face Harness for Milady’s Beauty
A NEW facial harness now on the market lays claim to the ability to improve milady’s beauty. How the device is worn is illustrated in the photo at the left. Sagging chins are lifted and unbecoming wrinkles are smoothed out around the lips, cheeks and forehead, manufacturers claim. It is worn overnight, removed in morning.

‘Venetian Blinds’ in Goggles Shade the Wearer’s Eyes (Mar, 1941)

‘Venetian Blinds’ in Goggles Shade the Wearer’s Eyes

Tiny Venetian blinds are built into the top of a new type of sun goggles to shade the eyes from direct sun glare. The Venetian-like structure is an integral part of the lenses, formed by deep rectangular indentations in the lens material which are then filled with opaque liquid. While the uncolored lenses are about ninety-eight per cent transparent, the upper part intercepts overhead sun rays and casts a shadow on the eyes. In one type, the “blinds” are made of thin, flat wires.



Intended to remove surplus weight and to stimulate circulation, a strange motor-driven massaging machine has been devised by a Tulsa, Okla., woman. The subject stands erect within a cagelike frame of iron, and from six to eight rollers resembling large coil springs are fastened about her. When an operator throws a switch, an electric motor imparts a reciprocating motion to the frame, which oscillates vertically, and rollers apply a massage that varies with their adjustment.

Outline of Monocle in Lady’s Veil Makes Latest Fashion (Mar, 1941)

Outline of Monocle in Lady’s Veil Makes Latest Fashion

Veils having heavily rimmed peepholes at one eye are being offered as one of the latest fads for women. It produces the effect of wearing a monocle.



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PIPE HOLSTER (Apr, 1946)

PIPE HOLSTER gives protection against stem breakage. Worn over the belt or a suspender button, it will also hold pen, pencil, pliers, ruler or fishhooks. A sanitary plastic cup holds the stem in place

Face Masks for Arctic War (Jun, 1940)

Face Masks for Arctic War

Although he looks as though he might have been made up to play the role of a monster in a horror movie, the man pictured at the left is actually a Swedish soldier wearing a weird fleece mask that serves the purpose of protecting his face from the bitter winds and intense cold encountered during winter maneuvers in the northern section of his country. Note the fur-lined eye openings.

Clasp Converts Pants to Knickers (Apr, 1934)

Clasp Converts Pants to Knickers
TWO pants can now be had from one, with tricky little clasp invented by Thomas Vaccaro of Los Angeles. Ordinary trousers worn at the office can be converted in a minute into golf knickers, and the business executive is then ready for an afternoon of golf. The change is made with quick manipulation of a strap device easily installed on any pair of pants.

Sugar Gives Sweet Hair-Do (Jun, 1939)

You sure would be popular with insects.

Sugar Gives Sweet Hair-Do

A sugar-coated hair-do is a new type of beauty treatment now being given to film stars. Sydney Guilaroff, hair specialist for a major film studio, is shown in the photograph at the right, setting curls in the coiffure of Ina Claire, stage and screen actress, with a solution of plain water and sugar.