Dating of "chandelier earring"

Hugo hugovk at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 2 08:55:36 UTC 2013

"chandelier earring" (ODO undated)

Life magazine, 14 Nov 1949 - Page 135, the caption to a photo of a woman wearing them:

CHANDELIER earrings (Coro, (Marvella, $25) are new version of popular pendants.

Also dated 1949 are Google Books snippets of The New Yorker (Volume 25 - Page 156) and Program (Cleveland Orchestra, Page 72) and Cue: The Weekly Magazine of New York Life, which may well antedate Life by a few weeks or months.


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