Hanger Dances are a blast. Looking for 1940s Costume Ideas? Look at this fun 1940s Cigarette Girl Uniform. Cigarette Girls’ heyday was in the 1940s. At first they were popular in the 20s and 30s at Speakeasies and Dinner Clubs. After Prohibition, they moved on to Casinos, Clubs, Bars, some Theaters and Special Events including USO Club Dances, Hanger Dances, Gala Balls, large parties and so forth. Cigarette vending machines eventually made them almost extinct in the 50s. We have other great 1940s Costume Ideas. Or, bring us your ideas and let us show you what we can do.