Tag: Flapper

September 11, 2014 / / Architecture

What the room looked like at a local hotspot, the Cocoanut Grove at the Ambassador Hotel: A sketch of dancers in 1927: And, this is what you would have danced to:

January 12, 2014 / / Advertising

What? You didn’t think I was serious? Jell-o, a nineteen-twenties aesthetic…and Joan Crawford in Our Dancing Daughters, circa 1928, a naughty, scandalous flapper… Madcap youth! The 1950’s, a changing aesthetic, and Jell-o UNLEASHED: One of my favorite films of all time about the birth of talkies, Singin’ in the Rain,…

October 25, 2012 / / Books

A real gun moll: If you’ve been following this blog you’ll know I have some pretty close ties to Hollywood and I bet you can guess which way I’m going to vote. Both my parents were active in the Civil Rights Movement and they both appeared in public and in…

October 22, 2012 / / Choreography

This is pretty saucy stuff for the time – Joan Crawford shimmying in front of a mirror as she gets dressed to go out for the evening circa 1928, before recorded dialogue, but there was a synch soundtrack… –