1944 in Print — Life Magazine, July 17, 1944

July 17, 1944

The pretty girl in peasant clothes on this week’s cover is Anne Scott from Columbus, Ohio. Anne has been modeling ever since her graduation from Ohio State University nearly five years ago. Although she has posed for several cover sketches, this is her first photographic cover.


July 17, 1944

Pleasant blouses and skirts are what fashionable young women are wearing these days. Fashion note: The Wartime Production Board has banned the previously popular dirndls and stipulated that no blouse could have more than one ruffle per sleeve. No more ruffles until it’s over, over there!

Notice the cover price of 10 cents an issue and  $4.50 a year, or $1.35 an issue and $60.80 a year in 2014 dollars.

Corsican residents punish three women for consorting with the Nazis: Their heads are shaved, they are stripped of their clothes and forced to leave town, something similar to what will happen in France.

The movie of the week is “Two Girls,” starring June Allyson and Gloria DeHaven.

And the “Greatest Generation” took cat pictures

Scanned by Google Books.

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Emmet Kelly hauls water at the July 6, 1944, circus tent fire in Hartford, Conn.

July 17, 1944, Long Distance Calls

Dear millennials: Before the breakup of Ma Bell, cellphones and cheap minutes, long-distance calls on landlines were expensive. Please limit your calls to 5 minutes.

July 17, 1944, Plymouth
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This Corsican woman got off relatively well. She she was shorn and stripped naked she was allowed to keep a coat. The other women were not so fortunate.

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2 Responses to 1944 in Print — Life Magazine, July 17, 1944

  1. Eve says:

    My mother loved that look: she had a tiny little waistline in the ’40s and looked terrific in that, and in the wasp-waisted New Look a few years later. Boy, was she miserable in the 1960s–that sheath mini-dress look was NOT flattering to short women in their forties.

  2. Mark Natuzzi says:

    Living in Nice France my feelings of nostalgie for my home town Pawling swells up.
    My grandmother. and my mother use to volenteer at the Boys School. I didn’t know that Life Magazine did an article on the Boys School. In the 60’s on winter break we knew it as Trinity Pawling we sneak in and play basketball. Years later a man I met in San Diego went there and new the McGrath Sisters. My life is contantly being filled with synchronicity. The other thought was Nick Tasca who died putting out a fire at theTrinity Pawling school I worked one hour on Saturday and Sunday’s and I use to serve him coffee. My first death of someone I knew as a child A volenteer ffireman. Life Bitter Sweet

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