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We returned from abroad via Bombay. I admit to the ostentatious glamour of the film world there and the intoxication and heady glamour that accompanies it. I also admit to the dearth of deeper imagination or an ascetic dedication to … Continue reading
My tumblr avatar is usually that of the actress Kanan Devi, a star of the 1930s and 1940s. Though the silents had a number of famous actresses, it is with the talkies and the 1930s that you find stars and … Continue reading
This post on ruffled blouses refers to Mukti (1937)* [X] [X]. The movie was a bit of a fashion influencer with Kanan’s crown braid and Barua’s beret worn backwards apparently all the rage. It turns out the movie is on … Continue reading
Frills, ruffles, furbelows in the 1930s. It is interesting to see the same feature employed differently in the three stills. The women L to R: Imogen Cunnigham, Devika Rani, Kanan Devi
Kanan Devi, in a pretty blue, gold-edged blouse with a nicely coordinated sari. I love the quiet beauty of this picture. OK I really like Kanan Devi. Full stop.
Kanan Devi and KL Saigal in Parichay. Collared blouses, scalloped necks and boxy silhouettes were common in sari blouses in the 1940s.