Women faced many challenges in the s. True, there was the comfort and stability that comes from peace, a booming economy, a happy marriage and a house full of children. Yet, there were so many contradictory messages. To attract a husband, and keep him, you were supposed to be attractive and sexy, but wholesome and proper. It was a conservative time, after all, but traditional values were being challenged across all areas of life.
A fetish for the kinds of styles, culture and domestic and sexual relationships of the s. People who are into this often go deep into it. Books, magazines and newspapers of the time might be on display. They may listen to radio broadcasts of that time or watch s TV programmes for which they would, these days, need internet-ready TV or a DVD player, so technological compromises have to be made. I can see the attraction.