In the "Chattanooga Choo Choo" number of 1941's "Sun Valley Serenade", we see Dorothy Dandridge have a small purse or wallet attached by an elastic strap on her left hand; was this the fashion in the 40s?
#107990. Asked by tjoebigham. (Aug 14 09 4:34 PM)
Here's a vintage handbag from the 40s -- Features hand strap on back for carryng while dancing, and includes its original petite change purse. Beautiful painted-look clutch bag is adorned with a single celluloid elephant. We believe this to be from the late 1940s, Asian in origin, possibly marketed to soldiers returning home from the war. (Second bag down)
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