So you think Cara Delevingne invented the bold brow? Think again! As with most fashion trends, it’s all been done before. And as with most things Audrey Hepburn did it better. Here are five Hollywood stars from the 1940s and 50s who rocked the statement brow trend the first time around! Of course, the 1940s(…)
Pre-Code Hollywood Movies Which Shocked the Censors
The Hays Code was introduced in 1930 to regulate the morals of the US motion picture industry and influenced film production up until 1968. Before it was introduced censors were independent in each State, meaning that different films could be banned, cut or shown to differing degrees in different parts of the country. This caused(…)
Whatever Happened to the WAMPAS Baby Stars?
What on earth were the WAMPAS Baby Stars you might well ask? Well, if you lived in 1920s and 30s America you would have been very much aware of this campaign. It was run by the United States Western Association of Motion Picture Advertisers (WAMPAS) who picked a lucky group of young actresses every year(…)
10 things you didn’t know about Clara Bow (including the truth about those scandals)
Clara Bow was the quintessential ‘it’ girl and a flapper icon. She was one of the few silent movie stars who made it successfully into ‘talkies’ with her thick Brooklyn accent in tact. Bow was notorious for her loose living and scandalous lifestyle, so you’ve probably heard the rumours and gossip but here are 10 facts(…)
1920s movie poster: Clara Bow in The Wild Party
A 1920s movie poster for the Clara Bow movie The Wild Party which was released in 1929. It was Clara Bow’s first talkie (i.e non-silent movie) but the movie was also released as a silent movie for theatres which didn’t have sound equipment.
Clara Bow with the worst hair (but a really beautiful dress)
1920s silent movie star Clara Bow photographed around 1924 with a very scruffy hairstyle! The dress she’s wearing is wonderful though, it looks like it’s made from velvet and has some amazing embroidery,
A striking 1920s Clara Bow photo
A really striking photo of 1920s movie star and flapper icon Clara Bow. This is a promotional photo from 1927.
Clara Bow swimming naked
1920s actress Clara Bow and infamous flapper in a still from the movie “Hula”. This movie was released in 1927 before the Hayes Code was introduced in 1930 which set down ‘moral censorship guidelines’ for movie making. Edited with BlogPad Pro Source and copyright: This work is in the public domain in that it was(…)