Ensemble  1927  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ensemble (dress & jacket), Designer: Mariska Karasz (American, born Budapest, Medium: silk Dimensions: Length at CB (a): 41 in. cm) Length at CB (b): 32 in. cm) Accession Number: b

In the 19th Century, the Tabán became known as a Bohemian quarter of Budapest with many restaurants, bars and bordellos. Its narrow streets on the hillsides echoed a Mediterranean atmosphere. This photo was taken in 1908. In the 1930s, the Tabán was demolished in order to facilitate urban planning in Budapest, but then WW2 broke out and nothing happened... Now there is a huge park there.

♥ Budapest 1908 : There must be a story here. No gentleman with an umbrella would leave a lady to get wet without a reason?

Smile Club efforts were published in a Dutch illustrated magazine Het Leven, in 1937. The whole thing looks terrifying — especially the strange medical tape that people used to create their smiles.The Creepy Story of How Budapest Became a "City of Smiles" in the 1930s

The Creepy Story of How Budapest Became a "City of Smiles" in the 1930s

They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

Budapest 1930s

Az árvalányhajas Budapest

1930s Budapest

1930s Budapest

The Rocky Twins with Mistinguett in Budapest, ealry 1930s

The Rocky Twins With Mistinguett In Budapest, Ealry Poster Print By Mary Evans / Jazz Age Club Collection X