If you’re looking for some 1940s inspiration, then look no further than the 1949 MGM movie ‘On the Town’.
This Bernstein musical features Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra as a couple of sailors on shore leave in Manhattan for one day only.
It’s full of all the usual singing and dancing schnazz that we would expect from these two, but what really stands out is the fantastic ladies hairdos.
This movie is an absolute gem for women’s vintage hairdos.
Having been shot in 1949, this was simply the style of the day and shoes, coats, hairdos, dresses – resulting in every lady having an authentic 40s look.
My mind boggles at how they made it through these dance routines without even a single hair out of place.
They must have lacquered their whole head in place!
I was unable to embed to the video, so if you click the link below it will take you to a video for you that isn’t necessarily the best song in the musical, but it’s fun and it particularly shows off Anne Miller’s outfit and hair.