Random Dvorak Collectibles – Clothes Patterns

Year of Ann Dvorak: Day 203


Yesterday, we took a look at Ann Dvorak paper dolls which ran in a Sunday newspaper, presumably to promote a latest Warner Bros. release. Today, I give you Ann Dvorak patterns – one for a “two-piece ‘market boy’ frock,” and the other for either a “tuck-in shirt or overblouse.” Both patterns advertise Ann as a Warner player and both would set you back 15 cents in the mid-1930s. Interestingly, the photo of Ann used on the blouse pattern is one that was used to promote Racing Lady, a RKO release. Please note that in the 1930s, a size 14 was a 32″ bust and 35″ hips, which is probably around a size 4 today.

These vintage patterns are fairly collectible and there are additional Dvorak ones, though I usually get outbid when they show up on eBay. Hopefully, I’ll be able to add more to the collection in the near future.

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