From fun and funky to excitingly exotic, popular purses of the mid-20th century have a fashion appeal all their own. More than simply functional, these bags feature bold, often whimsical stylings. They say "notice me"aand buyers continue to do just that! Crocodile and carved Lucite, and elegant beaded evening bags are here, as are bags by Enid Collins, all enticingly displayed in over 400 color photos and vintage ads. The bright, breezy, and informative text pays tribute to fashion at its flirtiest, while the current price guide will have collectors reaching for their pocketbooks!
Leslie Pina has a Ph.D in American Studies and heads the Historic Preservation program at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. She is a noted authority on twentieth-century decorative arts, and is the author of numerous books. Donald-Brian Johnson received his master's degree from Northwestern University, and is an award-winning theater director as well as an advertising and media writer. He lives in Omaha, Nebraska.