My source material for the posts comes from the books and pamphlets that I have collected, or from library research.  The Los Angeles Public Library and the UCLA libraries are invaluable tools. I also scour the internet for information.

I’ve taken all of the photos of the items in my collection, and I used Microsoft Access to create a database to catalog everything.

This bibliography is a work in progress.


American Perfumer and Essential Oil Review (1932-1936).

Blum, Stella, ed. Everyday Fashions of the 20s As Pictured in Sears and Other Catalogs. Minneapolis: Dover Publications, Incorporated, 1982.

California Perfume Company. 13 Oct. 2008 <>.

“Cosmetics in the 1920s.” Wikipedia. 30 Oct. 2008 <>.

The Delineator 1920-1937.

Gerson, Roselyn. Vintage and Contemporary Purse Accessories : Identification and Value Guide, Featuring Lipsticks, Mirrors and Solid Perfumes. New York: Collector Books, 1997.

Johnson, Frances. Compacts, Powder and Paint. Grand Rapids: Schiffer, Limited, 1996.

Kyvig, David E. Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1940 : How Americans Lived Through the Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2004.

Laubner, Ellie. Collectible Fashions of the Turbulent 1930’s. Grand Rapids: Schiffer, Limited, 1999.

Laubner, Ellie. Fashions of the Roaring ’20s. Grand Rapids: Schiffer, Limited, 1996.

Miller, Henry. Quiet Days in Clichy. New York: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, 1987.

Mueller, Laura M. Collector’s Encyclopedia of Compacts, Carryalls and Face Powder Boxes. New York: Collector Books, 1994.

Mueller, Laura M. Collector’s Encyclopedia of Compacts Vol. II : Carryalls and Face Powder Boxes, Identification and Values. New York: Collector Books, 1997.

Nin, Anais. Delta of Venus. New York: Harvest Books, 2004.

Nin, Anais. Henry and June : From a Journal of Love – The Unexpurgated Diary of Ana. New York: Harvest Books, 1990.

Schwartz, Lynell. Vintage Compacts and Beauty Accessories. Grand Rapids: Schiffer, Limited, 1997.

Vintage Fashion Guild. 9 Oct. 2008 <>.

Vogue 1930-1950.

Yapp, Nick, ed. Decades of the 20th Century : The 1920s. Germany: Konemann, 1998.

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