The fashions of the 1930s exuded high-society glamour, as 1940s styles glamorized "working girl" sensibilities. Penned by actress Marsha Hunt, who began her Hollywood film career in 1935 and grew to be a well-known visage synonymous with 1940s style, "The Way We Wore" is a virtual 1930s-40s costume feast bound to please costume professionals, students, and browsers alike. An arbiter of style in her own right (she designed much of her own wardrobe), Hunt was also dressed by such incomparable Hollywood costume designers as Adrian, Travis Banton, Edith Head, and Irene. Distinctive of "The Way We Wore" are Hunt's lively personal recollections of two of fashion's, Hollywood's, and society's most exploratory decades, while her private collection of rare, carefully culled film, studio, and wardrobe test stills constitutes the majority of this tome. The well-organized text presents information about each period, from clothing fabrics and colors to their now-enviable prices! Separate photo chapters on accessories (shoes, hats, hairstyles), along with a second index devoted to clothing pieces, allow for quick reference. To close the book, a concise synopsis lists the myriad changes in our world since 1950. Coincidentally timed with the current resurgence of 1940s fashions, Hunt's book lends insightful depictions of two elegant decades. A choice selection to grace the shelves of any library's costume or art collection. Filmography appended."