Update Log

NOVEMBER 2017

 

 
 

30
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The outlook is good!

Offered by Crinolyn


 

Sylvia Marie enhanced and provided this
candidate for our new Stairs Section

 

 

 

 

 From an indentified 1956 catalog

Sent by BB Bloomer

 



Ball gowns by Charles James,
photographed by Cecil Beaton for Vogue, 1948

Designer area

 

 



Well, today is the final day of our Fall Fundraiser

A BIG thank you to all who where so generous - It really makes a differences.

The contributions were far below the last Fundraiser 2½ years ago - This makes us think we are not
meeting the expectations of our visitors since that time.  Please let us know how we can change this for the better.

Of course, our usual content and monies contributors should not take this as ingratitude.  We are immensely grateful!

 

For those last minutes contributors:

Funds can be sent by check, made out to 'Coral Computers - PP' and sent to PP, PO Box 624, Gainesville  VA  20156;

OR,  PayPal, using this address: <<lierse@reagan.com>>   (Best is to designate the money as 'personal', and not 'business'.)

We are committed to NEVER making The Pond a pay site.

 

 

29
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swedish model Elsa Hosk poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of 'The Beguiled', a movie running in competition at the 70th Cannes Film Festival in France on May 24

From John N.


 

Crinolyn provides this multifaceted section image,
but we will place her in our new Stairs Section

Bridal Froufrou       Pettis & Corsets

 

 

 

 

BB Bloomer tenders bodicea
of different genre that certainly
lead the eye to the delights below!

 

 

Light bridal dress underpinning

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

 

 

 

 

28
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extending her charm in tea length

Sent by Abby Rhodes

Perhaps crowded, too


Trio of Era youth styles en catalog

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

 

 

 

Hoops should always be
buffeted by plenty of petti!

The wind tells the tale!

Sent by Abby Rhodes 

 


 

A moment in time for this couple

 

 

27
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frenetic squaredancing!

From John N.


Kataxenna is a pinup on our sister site.

Yesterday this scintillating picture of her was added by Stephen K.

We cannot help believing it belongs in our appropriate section.

 

 

 

 

Vivaciousness in a stylized pastiche

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


A promo picture from the 1959 film (Shirley Jones)

Never Steal Anything Small

From Joe A.

 

In James Cagney's last musical comedy, he is intrigued by pretty Ms. Jones, who wears a very full dress with white petticoats during a television commercial sequence.
She dances and jumps around, showing off the pretty undergarments.
      

Ms. Jones is in a dance number for a soap commercial. She wears the most delectable full dress and we get to see a LOT of her petticoats as she is twirled and lifted
around! A MUST to see! 
 That scene appears to be used in the promo.  
Review by Rhonda Risque  

26
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Ballerinae are SO feminine!

From Kristi


 


Blogger

from Nancy N.

 

 

 

 

Another pleasant  pastiche this, extending her charm

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


Rather evocative, no? 
...so say nothing of provocative

Optimized and submitted by
 Sylvia Marie

25
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

An addition to our Parasol Section

From Kristi


 


A community theater production of

Grease

From Nancy N.

Appropriate area

 

 

 

A pastiche worth noting

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


Couch crinies

From Captain Marno

 

 

24
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highly perky

From Kristi


 

Flair!

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

 

 

 

Checking her makeup en petti-ed skirt

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

 


Cover of a (magazine?) series

From Nancy N.

   Source

 

23
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here, the hero helps the heroine

From Kristi


 


 

The Pink Lady of Hollywood

(Cute 'lil doggie)

Site

From Nancy N.

 

 

 

A delightful Dior creation - season unidentified

Is that a hoop?

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


During The Era, boys learned to respect girls, who knew (because their mothers taught them) how to earn their respect!

Video pointed out by Crinolyn      More

 

22
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This bridal color combination, sent by Kristi,
is luscious - nothing short of innovative!

Appropriate area


 

Yet another blogger, this bridal

Many more pictures on her site

From Nancy N.

Bridal froufrou area

 

 

 

Could this be Alice, with crowded pettis?

So somber!

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


 

Era fashionable:

(L) 1950  (R) 1959

From BB Bloomer   

Other pettis near the water

 

21
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps thinking about her wedding day?

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

 


 

Another blogger

from Nancy N.

Many more pictures on her site

Pettis by the Water area

 

 

Alice, probably with hoop, we hope, as she contemplates the rabbit which tends to hop

She is certainly hip and hap!


 

Perkiness

From Kristi      More such

 

    

20
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Bridal underpinnings

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

Appropriate area

 


Ginger Rogers, 1944, a publicity photo for Lady in the Dark


 

This old photograph certainly nicely celebrates
the charm of pettis under pleats

Pettis & Corsets area

 


 

Not only a bit cute

From Kristi      More such

 

 

19
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Era advertisement strip out

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

 


Candidates for our "Little Girls Dressed Like Little Boys Dressed as Little Girls" section:

       

Parasol area        Translucent Skirts area         First Communion Dress area

 


 

This company offers
some delicious Bouffants!

From BB Bloomer


 

Fantasy pastiche

From Kristi

 

    

18
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1950s Dior

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

Gown in movement!    Designer area

 


 

Impressive hoop skirt

Offered by Crinolyn

Pettis & corsets section

 

 

 

A slightly different petti-look

From BB Bloomer

 


 

A pleasant gathering of skirt

 

    

17
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another fine Upskirt

  This optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

 


 

Dior's taffeta and lamè cocktail dress,
photo by Georges Saad, , 1959

Offered by Crinolyn

Designer section

 

 

 

A great addition to our car section

From BB Bloomer

Retro area

 


 

Nancy N. points out this bridal blog

Bridal froufrou area

 

 

16
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO sweet!

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

 


 

A nice Vera Ellen cameo to add to her Pond Page

Offered by Crinolyn

 

 

 

 

A demure addition to our Stairs Section

From Kristi

 


 

Here's one we found that several
we know several will love!
One particularly in PA!

Yes, it's Upskirt, but it might well
be placed into our Naughty section

 

 

15
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For our (frothy) Stairs Section

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

 


 

 

BB Bloomer points to this page, which is chock full of Ava Gardner pictures, including these, which we will add to our Pond Page for Ava.

 

 

 

 

Pretty in ruffles

From Kristi

More similar

 

 

 

From her namesake, we are
posting another pleasant
Alice
picture with a nice flash

 

 

14
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ah!  Those days, when we saw this all the time <sigh>
Can't imagine how many petticoats are under there!

  Optimized and submitted by Sylvia Marie

 


 

This vendor always has
some great photography

Offered by Crinolyn

 

 

 

 

Sweet Lolita

From Kristi

 


 

From her namesake, we are
posting this pleasant
Alice picture

 

    

13
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Marie has optimized and
 submitted this very cute image.

 


 

Presumably from an Era catalog

Offered by Crinolyn

 

 

 


Well, the site may be directed towards
CD sissies, but we doubt this is a CDer!
(
But sometimes it is difficult to tell)

From Kristi

 


 

Graceful delight

Wired tutus are a favorite

Appropriate area

 

    

12
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sylvia Marie has submitted and optimized
this for our pettis and girdle section.

 


 

For our pettis & corsets area

Offered by Crinolyn

 

 

 


Beautiful bridal gown display

From Kristi

 


 

Sylvia Marie has submitted and
optimized this for our new
stairs section

 

 

 

11
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backstage with Josephine Baker, 1949

Era entertainer and activist

Her Pond page

 


Crinolyn is in the slow process converting all the video clips from our video page to a HTML5 compatible
format. As this is a long process, we thought we would give you a sneak peak of a redone clip we had online
before. The original clip was
here; the updated version is here.  As a special treat, Crinolyn also included
some slow motion versions of the same clip. Unfortunately, due to the file size of the slow motion clips, we
will only have a few select clips redone with the slow motion.

 

 


A cl
assy floor-length

From Kristi

 


 

Era celebrated model Suzy Parker wearing an afternoon
dress from Dior in a photo by Horst P. Horst, 1952

Looks like water silk to us!      Designer area

 

 

 

10
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yummy yellow!

Sent by Abby Rhodes

Appropriate area


This was posted in the past, but Sylvia Marie's optimization is pertinent
because this picture points out that some
Era crinolines were open
weaved, and stiff enough to stand alone.  Makes for a unique skirt flow.

 

 

Fantasy gown

From Kristi

 


Pink at the CMA Awards

Offered by John N.

 

 

9
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An unidentified performer, dressed appropriately

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


Charming - really belongs in
our Simply Feminine area

Offered and optimized by Sylvia Marie

 

 

Retro wedding party

From Captain Marno

Bridal frou-frou area


Model in a tulle evening gown by Jacques Fath,
photo by Willy Maywald, Paris, 1951

Designer area

 

 

8
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of creditable dance competition images

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

 

Nostalgia

Offered and optimized by Sylvia Marie

 

For those of you who remember the Corvair (and its notoriety), Crinolyn  has found a 1960 commercial featuring a VERY bouffant-y' little girl.
(The 'Easter Bunny' is scary, like all clowns are...bbbrrrr!)


Yvette C. calls this a twirling parachute dress,
but it more aptly could be described as a twirling upskirt.

Yvette also points to this page, which concentrates on hoopskirts.

 

 

7
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For our Era prom section

Preparing...

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


There is something special
about a woman wearing all white

Offered and optimized by Sylvia Marie

 

 

In The Era, little girls ALWAYS dressed like this for
occasions, and many times for school and travel.

(On our many flights to the Caribbean, we have
often noticed that even these days many Puerto Rican
[and perhaps other Latino] parents will do the same)

Offered by Crinolyn


For our new Stairs Section

From Captain Marno

 

6
Nov
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Home petti-modeling

Offered and optimized by Sylvia Marie

 

 

Malcolm in the UK views this as quite femmy!

...and we do this interesting URL, also pointed out by him, in the same way,

 


Toned-down Lolita,
sweet in its simplicity

From Kristi

 

 

 

Keep 'em comng!

Spanish dance 'mermaid'

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

5
Nov
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ballerina Vera Zorina sitting on camera dolly, in costume, as husband, choreographer George Balanchine, & cinematographer James Wong Howe stand behind her on set of film On Your Toes (1939).

Offered and optimized by Sylvia Marie

 

 

 

Era girl slip advertisement

Offered by Crinolyn

 


Katharine Hepburn taking a break during the
filming of The African Queen in Uganda, 1951

Another of Miss Hepburn (1934)

 

 

 

Another wonderful Spanish dance 'mermaid'

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


 

4
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ah! Extending big time!

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 


Nicely coordinated...

Offered and optimized by Sylvia Marie

 

 

 

Umbrella silhouette

From Crinolyn


 


Joe A. shares some wonderful fond memories for our Sweet Remembrances section. (Second entry)

 

3
Nov
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does she KNOW how sexy she is?

Offered and optimized by Sylvia Marie

 

 

 

Yesterday, we posted a Barbara Stanwyk film for which we were unable to find the title

Crinolyn presents us with a video from the 1938 film, The Mad Miss Manton.

 


John N. points out this Fifties dance video with LOTS of flying pettis!

 


 

 

Spanish dance 'mermaid'

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

 

 

2
Nov

 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Beautiful Lolita bride!

Sent by Abby Rhodes

 

 


From an early Barbara Stanwyk film, this still
was optimized and
offered  Sylvia Marie

Does anyone know WHICH film?

 

 

 

Femmy

From Crinolyn


 


 

Pretty pretty

From Kristi

 

 

1
Nov
 17

4
 entries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bridal bedrock

Offered and optimized by Sylvia Marie

 

 

 

Janet Collins. First Black Prima Ballerina, 1917

From Crinolyn

 


Dual delightful darlings

From Kristi

 

 

 

Fluffy park setting