Perhaps the greatest escape from life at that time was the movies. Movies were being made and released constantly! Movies to brighten your mood, to make you laugh, to give you characters to sympathize with, to introduce you to the next great swing band, and movies to motivate you to do whatever you could to help with the war effort. Movies stars were glamorous. They were untouchable. (I guarantee that you would have never seen Lana Turner walking down Sunset Boulevard in a sweatsuit, looking like she just rolled out of bed.) When you went to nightclubs, you danced. And I mean DANCED! This dancing did not involve grinding. It involved swinging and triple-stepping and lindy hopping until you couldn't feel your feet. Give swing dancing a try sometime. If your not athletic, exhaustion will probably hit you before the second chorus.
By now you probably get the idea of this blog. It's a place to reminisce about a great era. I'll be musing from time to time, as well as posting whatever interesting articles, photos, or websites I come across. But don't be surprised if some non-1940's posts sneak there way in here. ;)
The gal in the profile picture isn't me (although I wish it were!). I just don't have a picture of me handy right now.
Until next time,