Joe Bonomo was one of the world's strongest men and grew up with Turkish Candy wizzes as parents, yet he wrote a string of Beauty and Charm booklets in the 50s. While I would take much of his advice with a grain of salt I still love finding tidbits from his books online. They have great pictures and show a side of rockabilly lifestyle that is just nifty!
One of my favorites is the booklet entitled "How to Find Your Man." The very cool blog Beauty is a thing of the past has some scans from it and it is a good read.