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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Silent Film Sunday Clara Bow in 1927's Hula

Polynesian and Tiki culture first entered American life in the 1930s and peaked in the late 50s and early 60s when Hawaii became a state.   However, as in all things flapper film star Clara Bow was ahead of the times.  In 1927 she starred in the pre-code film Hula as the wild child daughter of a pineapple plantation owner.


  1. This made me want to visit Hawaii again :-)

  2. This seems a little risque for the times. I'm not sure of the chronology. Was this before the Hays office was set up?

  3. Lovely post! I can't help but think what a fantastic Halloween or costume party ensemble her daring (for the time) tiki outfit would make.

    ♥ Jessica

  4. Thought there was going to be a fight at the end of that clip.....

  5. Oh, the 20s! They really were wild and roaring!


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