‘”Beauty isn’t all a matter of looking glamorous”: attitudes to glamour and beauty in 1950s women’s magazines’ is the title of my piece which won the 2012 Clare Evans Prize. In it, I discuss the complicated and contradictory attitudes to glamour expressed in Home and Country (the magazine of the National Federation of Women’s Institutes) and Woman’s Outlook (the Women’s Co-operative Guild’s publication), with comparisons to Woman. I also attempt to show how concepts such as glamour can be used to explore broader socio-cultural themes of the period, such as fears about perceived Americanization. The article has now been published in Women’s History Review; it is available here (if you can’t get hold of a copy via your institution then let me know and I can send you an e-print).
And I have to add a little yay! It’s in print! Hooray!