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1950s_lover55
August 20th, 2011, 01:50 AM
Hello^^. i've been trying to write a story set in manhattan, New York. i was wondering if anyone could tell just how bad racsisim was back then. Like i know the basics but i need a little bit of detailed info, such as what would happen if an african american were to step out of Harlem? or was there any place that allowed blacks in? These question is also for the flip side, would a white person be attack if caught in Harlem alone?

Also what would be the reaction to a women wearing a thin pant suit

please and thank you^^

stache
August 21st, 2011, 01:56 AM
Pant suits weren't invented until the '70's.

lofter1
August 21st, 2011, 12:14 PM
stache knows.

Mary Quant styled his official Court Line Aviation uniform (which turned out much nicer than the similar one he made at home (http://momspatterns.com/inc/sdetail/67871)) ...

http://img.timeinc.net/time/2003/flight/images/quant.jpg


Designer Mary Quant gives Court Line Aviation flight attendants the radical option of covering their legs.

In addition to long pants, Quant's line includes double-breasted overcoats and aprons for prepping meals

Read more: Flight Attendant Uniforms : Then and Now - Page 2 - the Fashion Spot (http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f116/flight-attendant-uniforms-then-now-94529-2.html#ixzz1VgEzSydV) http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f116/flight-attendant-uniforms-then-now-94529-2.html#ixzz1VgEzSydV
(http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f116/flight-attendant-uniforms-then-now-94529-2.html#ixzz1VgEzSydV)

(http://forums.thefashionspot.com/f116/flight-attendant-uniforms-then-now-94529-2.html#ixzz1VgEzSydV)He was thrilled when he landed the job at American Airlines, and scored the cool number by Leonard Fisher ...

http://resources0.news.com.au/images/2011/01/31/1225997/376632-style-in-the-aisle.jpg

Copyright American Airlines C.R.Smith Museum

He laughed at his friends working for United, who had to wear these dour duds ...

http://www.airliners.net/uf/1778/middle/phpRIJckq.jpeg

stache
January 28th, 2012, 08:21 PM
That's me on the left in lofter's middle photo. ;)