Her Summer Love — 1933

"Her Summer Love Lasted Only Ten Minutes." Story illustration by Clark Fay, Delineator, August 1933.

“Her summer love lasted only ten minutes.” Story illustration by Clark Fay, Delineator, August 1933.

Hmmmm. “I couldn’t possibly comment,” to quote Francis Urquhart in the British House of Cards series.

Here are two more 1933 illustrations from a different story — this heroine wears  “Letty Lynton” sleeves.

Story illustration by George Mitchell; Delineator, June 1933.

“Very well. She would bring a man. And there he was, so neat and serious, so unsuspicious.” Story illustration by George Mitchell; Delineator, June 1933.

Story illustration by George Mitchell; Delineator, June 1933

“They begged Mimi to stay. But she wasn’t going to sacrifice herself — she was going to the dance!” Story illustration by George Mitchell; Delineator, June 1933. Pale dress, dark gloves — also seen in other fashion illustrations.

In this image, the illustrator has omitted the huge, dark bow or flower at the waist of the gown that appears in the first illustration — probably to make Mimi’s dark-gloved arms more visible in the second picture. A clear composition is more important than consistency.

I didn’t have time to read the story, but we can have fun speculating about the plot from these illustrations. I’m guessing “widower with two daughters…. and a girl who needs a date…. and learns to be unselfish….” Or not.

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One response to “Her Summer Love — 1933

  1. I admire how you consider the entire magazine for your fashion clues–clothing offerings, advertisements, and now the illustrations for stories.

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