Flappers- 1920s Color Fashion Film

Beautiful color fashion clip dating from around 1928 featuring fashion designs popular in the 1920s. Several top actresses of the day are featured including Corliss Palmer, Raquel Torres, Laura la Plante and Ruth Elder. My favorite is the two-piece felt hat and bag...

The Jazz Singer- Al Jolson (1927)

In this clip from the 1927 film The Jazz Singer , Al Jolson sings “Dirty Hands, Dirty Face” for the crowd at Coffee Dan’s restaurant. The film tells the story of Jakie Rabinowitz (Al Jolson), a young man from a devout Jewish family who defies...

The 1920s Woman- Popular Hairstyles

The 1920s saw a revolution in women’s hairstyles. Gone were the long Victorian styles that were common. They gave way to shorter, more classic looks. This was in sharp contrast to the old maid styles in previous times. Along with this change came elaborate...

La Revue Des Revues- Josephine Baker (1927)

This clip from the 1927 French film La Revue Des Revues features dancer, singer, and actress Josephine Baker. The story follows Paris nightlife as it was in 1927. The Jazz Age was in full swing at the time and Baker was the highest-paid entertainer in Europe. The film...

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