Vintage Esquire Illustrations: Alpha to ? ? ?

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Flanderian, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. eagle2250

    eagle2250 Connoisseur/Curmudgeon Emeritus - Moderator

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    I haven't done such since 1976 or perhaps it was 1977, but a cross country jaunt by rail is an incredible way to travel. We should all have a chance to experience a sleeper car and dining on a train at least once in our lives! ;)
     
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  2. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    These illustrations are from Esquire, March 1943 -

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    To be continued:
     
  3. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Connoisseur

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    ⇧ I know Hitchcock was making films since the '20s and was successful from the '30s on, but I didn't think he became a household name until the '50s, but clearly from the top pic's text, he was a household name by '43.
     
  4. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    I think it was his TV show that made him known by my generation, but before TV, there was only movies and radio. Looking through his filmograhpy, I see titles of films from the '30's & '40's I've heard discussed, suggesting that they had brought him renown by that period. Among them -

    The Man Who Knew Too Much - '34
    39 Steps - '35
    The Lady Vanishes - '38
    Rebecca - '40
    Suspicion - '41

    And on it goes!

    These apparently were milestones among popular entertainment which also garnered much critical praise.
     
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  5. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Connoisseur

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    Clearly he was and for the movies you note.

    I'd add to the list another one of his I like from that era "Foreign Correspondent" from 1940.

    The clothes in it are incredible too:
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  6. Flanderian

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  7. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    These illustrations conclude Esquire, March 1943 -

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  8. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast Connoisseur

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    They are not at Fellows' level, but I've enjoyed the style/artistry of the recent illustrations very much.
     
  9. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Agreed, I find the actual clothing, and illustrations of it, less enjoyable as the '40's progress, but these are very nice illustrations.
     
  10. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    These illustrations are from Esquire, April 1943 -


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    To be continued:
     

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