Thursday, August 8, 2013
Vintage Style Icon-Hellen Broderick
Sunday, August 11th, marks the birthday of an actress who appeared in some of the most stylishly influential American films. Helen Broderick, was a comic supporting character in the Astaire-Rogers films Top Hat and Swing Time. She started her career in the 1900s as a chorus girl and moved onto lead stage roles by the 20s. By the the time she began appearing in films in the 1930s Ms. Broderick was already in her forties, an age when at the time a women was considered a bit past her prime. While Ginger Rogers as the young star certainly got the most dramatic, and the best costumes, Helen Broderick had some pretty cute outfits too, and with her pitch perfect comic timing she stole plenty of scenes. Below are a few of her best looks.