1930's art deco


Carpenter’s by Paul Malon

Los Angeles, California.


Fleetwood Custom Cadillacs, 1934 by Paul Malon


Technicolor VS Cinecolor (1934)

During most of the 1930’s and 1940’s, the top two professional color processes were 3 strip Technicolor (left), and 2-color Cinecolor (right). These scenes were shot on the same year at the Chicago Century Of Progress Exposition, and show the same locations.

Needless to say, Technicolor provided unmatched color reproduction, but Cinecolor had its advantages- It was considerably cheaper (being only 10% more expensive that black and white), and it could be used on a standard studio movie camera. This made it perfect for short subjects and low budget pictures, and it remained in use until the mid 50’s.

Despite the different conditions of the clips, the difference in color reproduction it still quite evident.

(Clips via historycomestolife)


French Art Deco & Streamline Moderne Style Interior of the SS Normandie. 

Designer Marin-Marie gave an innovative line to Normandie, a silhouette which influenced ocean liners over the decades,

SS Normandie was an ocean liner built in Saint-Nazaire, France, for the French Line Compagnie Générale Transatlantique (CGT). She entered service in 1935 as the largest and fastest passenger ship afloat; she is still the most powerful steam turbo-electric-propelled passenger ship ever built.

During World War II, Normandie was seized by US authorities at New York and renamed USS Lafayette.

On 9 February 1942, sparks from a welding torch ignited a stack of life vests filled with flammable kapok that had been stored in the first-class lounge and the fire spread rapidly. 

The ship was stripped of superstructure and righted in 1943 in the world’s most expensive salvage operation. She was reclassified to an aircraft and transport ferry on 15 September 1943 and placed in dry dock the following month.

Lafayette was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 11 October 1945.

She was cut up for scrap beginning in October 1946 at Port Newark, New Jersey, and completely scrapped by 31 December 1948.


Sealed Power Into The Future by Paul Malon
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1935; illustration by Arthur Radebaugh.


One Step To Heaven by Paul Malon

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<br />1928.