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By Jill Fields

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Intimate clothing, a time period in use by way of 1921, has performed an important function within the improvement of the "naughty yet great" female perfect that emerged within the 20th century. Jill Fields's attractive, resourceful, and complicated historical past of twentieth-century undies excursions the realm of women's intimate clothing and arrives at not anything under a sweeping view of twentieth-century women's heritage through the undergarments they wore. Illustrated all through and drawing on a wealth of facts from type magazines, alternate periodicals, dress artifacts, Hollywood movies, and the documents of prepared hard work, An Intimate Affair is a provocative exam of the methods cultural meanings are orchestrated by means of the "fashion-industrial complex," and the ways that contributors and teams include, reject, or derive which means from those daily, but hugely major, intimate articles of clothing.

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The triumph of pure love between the sadder- DRAWERS / 21 Figure 4. Joan Crawford dances the Charleston wearing modern short, closed- crotch drawers and little else in Our Dancing Daughters (1928). Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. but-wiser Diana and Ben is now possible, not only because Ann dies but also because Diana’s behavior and dress no longer challenge the boundaries of propriety she earlier flaunted. A newspaper society page reports that Diana and Ben’s marriage takes place two years later, confirming their strict adherence to moral guidelines.

Chapter 6 investigates how the industrial manufacture of intimate apparel shapes the meaning of undergarments in American culture. The fashion sensibilities of garment workers at work, at leisure, and on the picket line, and the cultural activities of the ILGWU—including Pins and Needles, the musical staged by the union in the late 1930s that became an unexpected hit on Broadway—stood at the fault line between fashion production and consumption. The dressing practices of undergarment workers and their active participation in union activities reveal that the seemingly stark division between the glamorous fashion industry and the unglamorous garment industry results from cultural institutions and ideologies that construct social distinctions between those who sew and those who shop.

9 Combining elements of these two sets of historical methodologies and literatures reveals drawers’ critical role in constructing a feminine sexuality both erotic and modest. Without disputing the practicality of open- or closed-crotch drawers, I argue that erotic meanings of open drawers, particularly the ready sexual access to female bodies they provide, also served social functions. For the functions of dress, despite clothing’s attachment to the body, are neither “natural” nor removed from human intervention and DRAWERS / 23 social structures.

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