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Faith Bacon - 1920's. Faith Bacon (1909/10-1956), "the most beautiful woman in the world" (according to Florenz Ziegfeld), pin up model, strip tease artist, vaudville and screen actress and the supposed inventor of the fan dance, Faith Bacon. She began her career in Maurice Chevalier's Paris revue and died in a tragic suicide, jumping out of a window in downtown Chicago.
London in the 1920's-street knife grinder
A common sight during the 1920's, the knife grinders gradually disappeared from the streets of London, but were still to be seen in the 1950's and early 60's. The contraption this man has obviously hand built is amazing - the two higher wheels turned a small grindstone by pedalling. And some effort has gone into the wooden framework, which has ornamental carving. It must have been difficult to make a decent living in the mid-1920's and things were soon to get even worse, with the slump and…
Louise Brooks, born Mary Louise Brooks, was an American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the bobbed haircut. Brooks is best known as the lead in 3 feature films made in Europe, including two G. W. Pabst films: Pandora's Box (1929), Diary of a Lost Girl (1929), and Prix de Beauté (Miss Europe, 1930). She starred in seventeen silent films and eight sound films before retiring in 1935. Brooks published her memoir, Lulu in Hollywood, in 1982;
1920's Flapper. "The twenties brought about a massive change for young women. Women began working outside their homes and socializing with the opposite sex unsupervised. They challenged and discarded the roles of their Victorian parents and their devotion to religion, hard work and plain-living for personal choice, laissez-faire attitude and outlandish life-style. These young women were known as flappers." (from velvetladyvintage.com)
Timeless 1920s Mens Suits: A Swell Fella's Classic Style
Timeless 1920s mens suits set the gold standard for mens fashion in the Roaring Twenties and the century. Swell fella's style continue to pay homage.