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Friday, July 17, 2015

Flapper Friday-Joan The Flapper

Joan Crawford had a film career that spanned over 40 years and included dramas like Mildred Pierce and camp classics like Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, but her look, with the dramatic brows and large shoulder pads, remains in most people's minds firmly entrenched in the 1940s. It certainly suited her strong angular features





So you may be surprised to learn that Joan started her career as a flapper.  In Our Dancing Daughters she was a jazz baby dancing on tables, quaffing champagne, and sporting one of the best flapper bobs I've ever seen. A short curly version that looks incredibly modern even today. 











  

11 comments:

  1. I had no idea she was a flapper. I just think of her as Mommy dearest..."No wire hangers."

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  2. She looks wonderful as flapper, too! Love the last picture with puppies...so cute!!

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  3. we loved that last picture of her.
    stella rose

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  4. I didn't know Joan used to be a flapper, she always took such serious roles it's hard to imagine.
    Lynne x

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  5. Wow those were some outfits! I always learn something new on your blog. :)

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  6. I knew she started out in silents. But this is the first time, I seen photos of her in one, I think.

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  7. We didn't know that. Guess most people have an interest past!

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  8. Aww, I love that you found an image of Joan from that area with puppies. Nothing could suit your delightful, dog filled blog better. :)

    Have an awesome weekend,
    ♥ Jessica

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  9. How awesome to see these younger flapper pictures of Joan! It's night and day from how she's usually portrayed in shots and photos from the 40s!

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  10. Wow, did NOT know that. I don't think I've ever even seen a pic of her smiling before! LOVE that puppy pic!

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  11. I -love- Joan Crawford. I haven't seen her flapper films but have read about them. It's hard to imagine she was old enough to be in films that old because she took such fastidiously good care of her looks and aged so well. She's adorable as a flapper :)

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