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Shadowgraph Aids Judges (Nov, 1939)

Shadowgraph Aids Judges
WITH scores of beauteous contenders entered in the contest conducted to select the official Miss California during the Venice, Calif., Mardi Gras, a shadowgraph was devised to aid in judging entrants. Measurement lines were marked on a big sheet of plate glass, and when an entrant stepped into the frame, the judges were able to tell her measurements at a glance.

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USE VACUUM TO AID HAIR GROWTH (Nov, 1936)

USE VACUUM TO AID HAIR GROWTH

CAN SCIENCE restore hair to the bald? Startling results in the affirmative are reported in 500 cases treated with a new machine, developed by Dr. Andre A. Cueto, of Cincinnati, Ohio. Fourteen to twenty half-hour treatments are said in many cases, to produce the appearance of “fuzz,” and from this point on the patient is declared to progress toward a normal growth of hair.

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“Magic Chair” for Beauty (Mar, 1936)

“Magic Chair” for Beauty

A recent fad in Paris (France) is Mecanotherapy— literally mechanical medical treatment—to bring about health, slenderness and beauty. At least, it is liberally advertised to the seekers after all three, and is obtainable at a good price. It centers round the chair illustrated below and its numerous gadgets; which is said to obviate diet and exercise in reducing. It certainly seems like a wonderful invention if it will accomplish what it is supposed to do. The motors move the limbs and joints, instead of the subject’s doing so; and thereby, it is supposed, bring about the same results in building up muscles and removing fat.

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Skinful of Art (May, 1947)

Skinful of Art

SOME artists like to paint on canvas, some prefer paper, some billboards, but Charlie Wagner puts his masterpieces smack on the anatomies of his clients. Charlie is a tattoo artist. He’s a skin man from way back when.

Every one of his masterpieces is guaranteed to last a lifetime. His works of art become part and parcel of the wearer’s epidermis.

Charlie injects his art right into the skin itself, with an electric needle of his own design, and nothing short of an actual transplant can ever successfully remove it afterward. He carries a permanent? skinful of art himself—neck to foot. He started tattooing people around the time of the Spanish-American War and has been carrying on in the same spot, at the foot of the Bowery, in New York, ever since.

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GOBS TO GET RAKISH CAPS (Sep, 1933)

GOBS TO GET RAKISH CAPS

NO LONGER Will the broad, flat-topped caps of gobs be seen upon Uncle Sam’s war vessels. Under recent orders of the Navy Department, they are to be replaced by hats “of greater rake and flare,” which will be issued next month. The new style of headgear (top), is contrasted with the old in the accompanying photographs at left.

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Hats Trimmed with Horses’ Tails Latest Parisian Fashion (Oct, 1924)

Hats Trimmed with Horses’ Tails Latest Parisian Fashion

Trimmed with the tails of horses, women’s hats were introduced recently as the latest creation of a famous French designer. The hairs at one end were wound tightly together into a cone shape and attached to one side of the hat. while the other end hung down in front over the shoulder. Dyed in various colors, the odd ornaments were displayed by models during a fashion revue.

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CAP AND MASK IN ONE PROTECTS DIVER’S EYES (Aug, 1930)

That’s pretty scary looking.

CAP AND MASK IN ONE PROTECTS DIVER’S EYES

Bathing fashions in the course of centuries have seen many novelties, but it remained for a Los Angeles, Calif., designer to think of this new headgear, which is a combination cap and face mask in one.

When the first wearer recently appeared on the Los Angeles beach, the startling, round eyeholes of the mask might have suggested to a fanciful observer the appearance of a feminine Martian or a lady robot. Despite its oddity, the mask serves the practical purpose of protecting the eyes and ears in diving. Celluloid eyepieces keep out the water. The lower portion of the mask covers half the swimmer’s face, leaving the ‘ nose and mouth uncovered. It may be turned up when not needed.

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Bathing Suits Made Of Cork (Nov, 1939)

Bathing Suits Made Of Cork
BATHING suits made of cork have become the latest fad on the beaches of Italy. Designed in the most modern styles, the cork suits are not only attractive in appearance, but they also give buoyancy to the swimmer.

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SPRAYS POWDER ON PUFF (Nov, 1934)

SPRAYS POWDER ON PUFF
When the plunger is pressed on a new face powder container, the right amount of powder for one make-up operation is sprayed on a puff. The plunger expels the powder in a fine mist, much as an atomizer sprays liquid. The stream of powder is easily directed where it is wanted. When carried in this container, powder is kept from sifting through the other contents of a handbag, as it sometimes does when an ordinary compact is used.

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“Electric Jewelry” for Milady (Dec, 1932)

“Electric Jewelry” for Milady

NOW comes an electric light bulb to displace glowing pearls from earrings! The photograph shows a young woman apparently wearing a large pearl earring, but in reality it is a midget electric bulb run from tiny batteries concealed in ornamental coils around it. The bulb is frosted to produce a soft light. It is particularly effective in contrast with dark hair.

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