Sunday 20 January 2013

Precode Fashion Fix: Metallics

With economic depression raging through America, Precode films seemed to compensate by draping the goddesses of the screen in glittering gold, silver and bronze:

Lillian Roth and Frances Dee - The Shimmering Mermaids

Glittering Chorus Girls:

Chorus Girls in 'Murder at the Vanties' (1934)
Adrienne Dore
Goldwyn Girls in 'Roman Scandals' (1933)
Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell in 'Gold-diggers of 1933' (1933)
Mary Lou Dix
The Golden Stars of Hollywood:
Loretta Young
Katharine Hepburn in 'Christopher Strong' (1933)

Joan Crawford in 'Dancing Lady' (1933)

Greta Garbo
Clara Bow in 'Hoop-La' (1932)
And the Queen of all the glittering metallics:
Claudette Colbert as Cleopatra (1934)


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