Table of Contents

The origins of glamour : demi-monde, modernity, "It".
Hollywood glamour.
Dreams, desires and spending.
Princesses, tarts and cheesecake.
Glamazons, grunge and bling.
Perspectives and reflections : glamour for all? Glamour: Women, History, Feminism explores the changing meanings of the word glamour, its relationship to femininity and fashion, and its place in twentieth-century social history. Using a rich variety of sources from women's magazines and film, to social surveys and life histories Carol Dyhouse examines with wit and insight the history and meaning of costume, cosmetics, perfume and fur.