Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

October 16, 2010 at 11:59 pm (Photo Gallery)

The July 1929 issue. Lupe Velez plays pirate for illustrator Enoch Bolles.

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Following the era of corsets, bustles and buttoned-up shoes came the Roaring ‘Twenties… and women could roar with the best of ’em.

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The five-wheeled Briggs & Stratton Flyer doesn’t have a lot of power, but it suits this gal just fine. Besides, that open-carriage design is great for showing off your outfit. 1920.

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Dancer/actress Gilda Gray relaxes between scenes of Aloma of the South Seas (1926), playing the game of puff with the film’s set dressers.

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In January 1929, M-G-M sent starlets Janis Paige (left) and Raquel Torres up to the mountains for wintry publicity photos like this one.

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Beach parties were better before Frankie Avalon.

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That rookie in the roomy Hollywood Stars uniform is Clara Bow. Thanks to the Stars’ chronic attendance problem, no one in the center-field bleachers will be hurt when Clara clocks a homer.

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Not exactly running on empty.

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Words can’t express how jealous I am of this girl.

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– – – Christopher Snowden

 

 

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4 Comments

  1. JESCIE said,

    …the very same sort of alligator farms that inspired charles addams it seems: http://bencatmull.blogspot.com/2009/04/dear-dead-days.html

  2. J. Theakston said,

    As I recall, the California Alligator Farm was also the subject of a Pathe newsreel from the mid-20s that was stencil-colored.

  3. Jennifer said,

    Briggs & Stratton Flyer

    I want one!!!

    • unkvid said,

      Would you settle for one pulled by an alligator?

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