Saturday, 17 March 2012

Sepia Saturday 117 - Uniforms

Well, despite my various pile of old magazines, postcards and general junk, I don't seem to be able to find anything to stay strictly on the Scout theme for this week's Sepia Saturday. So, I have ended up stretching the theme slightly by sharing a couple of pictures of people in uniforms. These pictures are from a 1941 edition of the Picturegoer magazine, and show scenes from Fred Astaire's You'll Never Get Rich. Two of the three pictures feature uniforms of one sort or another, and in fact when I first looked at the one in the top left-hand corner, I did initially think it was the Scouts. I'm not sure what uniforms the girls are wearing in the final picture on the page though ... guess I'll have to watch the film to find out, but Fred seems pretty pleased with what the magazine describes as a bevy of beauty.

Picturegoer magazine, November 1941



    

9 comments:

  1. Scout uniforms and army uniforms of the past do look do look similar. I think the women look like bellhops.

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  2. Those are definitely boy scout uniforms. But the bevy of beauties - I doubt if they were ever girl scouts. They were too busy taking tap lessons.
    Fun photos.
    Nancy

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  3. Ah wonderful Fred! The only scouts in the movie industry were talent scouts I think!

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  4. These must be army uniforms - the words under the picture say, "He's in the army now and it looks as though top sergeant Donald M..... is not going to let him forget it."

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  5. I agree, bellhops. Dancing bellhops.

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  6. I agree with those who vote "bellhops" for the girls. Fun old photos.

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  7. You can stretch the theme to include a bevy of beauty any time you want. Why don't they have bellhops any more?

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  8. Great photo, none-the-less! I had to go with uniforms too, though after reading others posts, I do have a few scouting memories that I could have written about. I enjoyed your post today,

    Kathy M.

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  9. Great bellhop girls. This makes me want to go out and rent the movie. I have yet to watch a Fred Astaire movie I didn't like.

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