“Flappers Will Never Go Out of Style,” Says Pauline Garon

December 10, 2010 at 5:47 am (Movie Weekly)

She was only barely in the movies at this point, but dancer/actress Gilda Gray still made the cover of this 1923 issue of Movie Weekly. Here’s a peek at what was inside…

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Pert little Pauline Garon is an obscure figure to us today, but back then she was in the vanguard of screen flappers. Sadly, little of her work is in circulation now, apart from 1924’s The Average Woman, which I produced on DVD myself (with Bessie Love’s The Sea Lion as a double feature, $18.95 cheap, makes the perfect Christmas gift, plug plug plug). Anyway, she was quite the firecracker… a quality that never does go out of style.

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The publicity mill turns for the almost unrecognizably young Douglas Fairbanks Jr., on the occasion of his first starring role, in the adventure comedy Stephen Steps Out (1923).

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1 Comment

  1. diane said,

    Glad I read Pauline Garon’s interview. Way back in the 70s FIR featured a
    story about “The Regulars”. Apparently Mary Pickford had a group called
    “Our Girls” for the top female stars and was considered a bit “over bearing”
    by some of the younger stars, so they formed their own. Some of the members
    included Priscilla and Marjorie Bonner, Sally Eilers, Jobyna Ralston, Mary
    Brian and Sue Carol. Mary Philbin and Mary Astor were members but were
    forced to leave due to overbearing fathers. The group was devoted to
    self improvement, book reviews , poetry readings even history and geography.
    The last major event was a shower for Priscilla Bonner’s wedding given in 1928.

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