During WWII, many professional baseball leagues fell apart because players went off to serve in the war effort. In fear that the stadiums would close down, Phillip K Wrigley of the chewing gum fortune teamed up with baseball managers and business men from across the country to form the All American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) in 1943.
This week's Fashion and Film Friday post presents A League of Their Own, which tells the story of the AAGPBL and the amazing women who played baseball for their country and their men overseas.
A League of Their Own is one of those timeless flicks that is still on many favorite movies of all time lists. Starring Tom Hanks, Genna Davis and Madonna with costumes by Cynthia Flint who also designed for Stateside and Riding in Cars With Boys.
League of their own
If the 1940's is your era of choice, this flick is a great inspiration for ladies hairstyles, clothing and even under garments. Since I have been having difficulty finding 1940's inspired blouses to wear with my skirts, I had my sketch book in hand while I watched the movie this morning. And don't even get me started on the shoes and hats.
You can see more photos and read about the real All American Girls Professional Baseball League at their website.