In the late 1920s and 1930s, America underwent a revolution and the Golden Age of Hollywood began. Cinema suddenly because accessible and mainstream, and most people went to the movies at least once a week. As techniques and technology improved, films became more complex and the era produced films which are still seen as classics today, such as Some Like it Hot, Casablanca and Gone with the Wind.
With the rise in popularity of the films themselves came a shift in culture, as actors and actresses became stars off the screen as well as on. Popular actresses such as Jean Harlow, Greta Garbo, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe and Lauren Bacall were feted and emulated for their glamorous lifestyles, and the era is still seen as the epitome of glamour today.
We’ve tracked down 10 fabulous Hollywood-inspired accessories to help you release your inner screen goddess.
1. Lucienne black high gloss mirror, Diamond X
To become a Hollywood starlet, the first thing you need is an illuminated mirror! This one has super-bright LED bulbs which are dimmable and cool to the touch. £199, available from Illuminated Mirrors.
2. Ashes of Roses gold French dressing table and stool, Newtons
Superbly over the top is this Ashes Of Roses dressing table and stool, with hand carving. The triple mirror means you can make sure your look is perfect from all angles! Was £1,199, now £959.20, available from Newtons.
3. Alfred tripod lamp, MADE
This floor lamp is statement piece with an iconic tripod shape and sleek, shuttered shade. Inspired by studio lights from Hollywood’s golden era. £149, available from MADE.
4. Kariss upholstered occasional chair in smoke grey, MY Furniture
Glamorise your dining room with these elegant Art Deco chairs with fluted backrests. Available in a choice of fabrics. £79.99, available from MY Furniture.
5. Ivy side table, Swoon Editions
A delicate-looking side table inspired by the Hollywood regency period. The fine iron frame is made up of scalloping and rods, painted with a brass-effect finish. Topped with an antiqued mirror surface that has a slight smokiness, it’s a glamorous, go-anywhere design. £179, available from Swoon Editions.
6. Sylvia silver and lilac silk seat, The French Bedroom Company
This chair breathes glamour. It has a carved mahogany frame, finished in silver leaf, a delicate hollow back panel and lilac raw slub silk upholstered seat. £383, available from The French Bedroom Company.
7. Archie photographic tripod floor lamp in white, Atkin and Thyme
Bring some vintage Hollywood glamour into your home with this photographic tripod floor lamp in powder coated aluminium and iron. The bulb reflects off the gold interior creating a wide and warm glow. £189, available from Atkin and Thyme.
8. Lockley chaise longue, Sweetpea & Willow
Every starlet needs a chaise longue. The seat on this one is long enough for you to stretch your legs out and the back high enough to support your shoulders. You can have this either as left hand or right hand so it will work anywhere. Prices start at £915, available from Sweetpea & Willow.
9. Phoebe bed in veela cream, Marks and Spencer
An elegant upholstered design with soft scrolled headboard, you can pile this high with cushions and throws for instant glamour. Prices start at £499, available from Marks and Spencer.
10. Handstitched velvet and linen bedthrow, Hutsley
The perfect way to bring both softness and luxury to a bedroom, this bed throw is hand-stitched in cotton velvet and natural linen and comes in two sizes. Whether for your bedroom or to snuggle in on the sofa, its quilted surface will keep you warm and happy! £195, available from Hutsley.