Maureen O'Hara's bundled beauty hints were quite a succes, so I thought I might do one post with bundled beauty hints again, and this time with one of my favorite actresses: Ginger Rogers. These tips are from newspapers printed in the 1930s and 1940s.
Ginger Rogers is one of the many Hollywood stars to desert the longer bobs for the new shorter coiffures with bangs or short curls on the top of the head, or smooth rolls for variety.
Now is the time to get out all your scarfs and extra-sized hankies. Ginger Rogers uses hers to wrap around her head, turban style, to protect her hair from sun bleaching. Wrap the turbans loosely, drape them any way they look best, wear them in the car, on the beach, to summer dances. When Ginger is sun-tanning she uses extra long scarfs for her turbans, drapes the ends over her shoulders, shawl fashion.
Ginger Rogers, returning early from her Hawaiian vacation, brought her friends tiny flasks of a new perfume, compounded - believe it or not - of the tropic ginger flower.
Ginger Rogers plays a youngster of 15 in the opening sequences of her new picture. All she did was omit make-up, let her freckles show. Unless you're the "measles" type, your freckles can be young and charming instead of the curse you think them. Ginger's, incidentally, are a nice golden dust on her temples and down the bridge of her nose.
No believer in the dulled, matt effect of powder on the face, Ginger Rogers has substituted a thin film of the purest almond oil as a finish. She always looks glowing with health and vitality.
Ginger Rogers, whose skin is naturally fair, spends much of her leisure time swimming and playing tennis in the sun, with a resultant nice brown tan. As a result, she learned to vary her make-up to match her changing complexion tones. Blue-toned make-up makes a white skin seem whiter. Brilliant clear reds accent the clear, glowing tones of a sun-tanned skin.
Ginger Rogers likes nothing better than spending hours in the sun on the edge of her blue-tiled swimming pool. But because camera-men protest when stars let their skin get darker while making a picture, she is forced to use care and a new sunburn lotion. She likes a new preparation which is tinted. It not only protects your skin but makes you look brown as your friends who have been in the sun for weeks ahead of you.
For a party sequence, Ginger Rogers wears her hair turned under roll extending from high above her temples to the nape of her neck. At the crown of her neck. At the crown of the head her hair is parted in the middle, brushed straight back from her forehead.
Too many brides concentrate on their wedding and trousseau, forget until late the problem their veil will make. This was all planned carefully for Ginger Rogers who is a bride in her newest picture. Her hair is parted across the top of her head, the short front hair brought forward in a deep bang, which is first waved deeply. The side hair is combed smoothly up, the ends pinned flat. The back hair is brushed down smoothly, softly curled.
Ginger Rogers offers this helpful beauty hint. If you are letting your eyebrows grow or if you did not exactly succeed the last time you tried to arch them, pencil them in. Here's the real secret. You don't need a regular eyebrow pencil; an ordinary lead pencil will do the work. Moisten the point by dipping it in a little cold cream and then pencil in the brows.
Ginger Rogers wears no make-up or facial creams at all on her skin whenever possible, believing that leaving the face absolutely free of anything now and then gives it a chance to rest and refreshen it.
Ginger Rogers advises swimming as one of the best beautifying exercises. The star contends that it develops the long, flexible muscles most becoming to shapely women, distributes fatty tissue flatteringly, and does innumerable things in the way of assisting in one's beauty regime.
Long hair is definitely coming off or going up. Ginger Rogers, for the first time, in several pictures, is wearing her hair high for certain scenes in her new production. A fringe of hair at her forehead is curled into a mere suggestion of short bangs; rest of front hair is waved back from her forehead, the waves set deeply to add height. Side hair is swept up from the temples, the ends turned forward in thick rolls. Back hair is combed straight up from the nape of the neck, the ends also turned forward, to continue the "up and forward" effect.
Ginger Rogers, back in Hollywood after a long vacation, wearing a black jersey ensemble. Her hair was brushed smooth with the ends turned under, and covered with a black mesh snood tied in a bow - english nursemaid style - on the crown of her head.