Roaring Twenties

Flappers, Charleston, Black Bottom, Ragtime, Swing, Lindy Hop. Anything 1920:s.

Whats not to love?


Bebe Daniels rocks some polka dots
c. 1920s

Bebe Daniels rocks some polka dots

c. 1920s

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

There was a time when cinematic vampires weren’t sexy.

That trend started with Bela Lugosi, who interpreted the vampire as elegant, well-mannered and slightly overdressed. Most of the vampires who followed—those performed by Christopher Lee, Frank Langella, Tom Cruise and Gary Oldman in particular—were equally repellant and attractive.

But the first vampire movie, 1922’s Nosferatu, offered uncomplicated horror. The film’s gaunt vampire, Count Orlock, was played by Max Schreck (his name means “horror” in German) as a stiff and ratlike freak without a shred of humanity, much less sex appeal.

Count Orlock’s face is one of the iconic images of film. I’ve drawn it here as part of a faux movie poster from Art Deco days.

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mudwerks:

In den dierentuin,1925, ill Artis pg 27a (by janwillemsen)

mudwerks:

In den dierentuin,1925, ill Artis pg 27a (by janwillemsen)

historicaltimes:

Newsies at Skeeter’s Branch, St. Louis, Missouri, 1910 by Lewis Hine.

historicaltimes:

Newsies at Skeeter’s Branch, St. Louis, Missouri, 1910 by Lewis Hine.

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Harold plucks a cherry for his drink in “High And Dizzy” (1920)

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The Last Performance, 1927

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Joan Crawford, 1920s

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34th Street & Fifth Avenue, New York, 1922
Battery Park, New York, 1922