Category: 1920s

Louise Brooks publicity photos for The Canary …

Louise Brooks publicity photos for The Canary Murder Case (1929)

Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in Our…

Joan Crawford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. in Our Modern Maidens (1929)

twixnmix: The Latin Lover: Rudolph Valentino (…

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The Latin Lover: Rudolph Valentino

(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

twixnmix: Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks …

twixnmix:

Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks

embark on their European honeymoon in 1920.

Dorothy Sebastian, Joan Crawford, and Anita …

Dorothy Sebastian, Joan Crawford, and Anita Page in Our Dancing Daughters (1928) 

Rudolph Valentino and Beatriz Dominguez in The…

Rudolph Valentino and Beatriz Dominguez in The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)  

Rudolph Valentino with some adoring young fa…

Rudolph Valentino with some adoring young fans in Chicago, July 1926.

twixnmix: Joan Crawford photographed by Ruth …

twixnmix:

Joan Crawford photographed by Ruth Harriet Louise, 1928.

Rudolph Valentino aboard the S.S. Leviathan, N…

Rudolph Valentino aboard the S.S. Leviathan, November 1924.

Valentino caused a frenzy when he returned from Europe with a beard. The following announcement was issued by the Associated Master Barbers: “Our members are pledged not to attend a showing of Rudolph Valentino’s photoplays as long as he remains bewhiskered.” There was fear that the ‘male population of America is very likely to be guided by Valentino to the extent of making whiskers fashionable again,” and that “such a fashion would not only work harmful injury to barbers, but would so utterly deface America, as to make Americans difficult to distinguish from Russians.” Because of the public outcry and pressure, Valentino shaved off his beard.

Joan Crawford in a fur fringe design by Adri…

Joan Crawford in a fur fringe design by Adrian for “Our Modern Maidens” (1929)