Ethel Barrymore 1898. American actress.

Ethel Barrymore American actress. Victorian era costumes

Ethel Barrymore 1898

 

Ethel Barrymore of Henry Irving’s Company 1898.

Ethel Barrymore (actually: Ethel Blyth. 1879 -1959) was an American actress. She was honored for her performance in None But the Lonely Heart at the Academy Awards 1945 Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. Previously, she had been one of the most successful actresses on Broadway for decades. E. Barrymore was known for her black humor and one of the largest private collections of books in the United States. In her honor was named a Broadway theater. A star on the Walk of Fame, Hollywood Bouldevard height 7001, recalls the actress.

Victorian era costume.

Note:  Henry Prince of Wales, 1612.

Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.

Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.

From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.


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