• Fri, Jan 20 2012

Retro Snap: Do You Recognize This Actress/F. Scott Fitzgerald Heroine?

joan crawford flapper

F. Scott Fitzgerald thought she was the embodiment of the jazz age and described her as “lovely, expensive and about nineteen.”

It’s Joan Crawford. Obviously before her Mommie Dearest days! F. Scott (a good giver of advice) also claimed:

“Joan Crawford is doubtless the best example of the flapper, the girl you see in smart night clubs, gowned to the apex of sophistication, toying iced glasses with a remote, faintly bitter expression, dancing deliciously, laughing a great deal, with wide, hurt eyes. Young things with a talent for living”. 

We all really need to work on our faintly bitter expressions. I think they involve a good deal of eye make-up, so that will be fun.

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  • Raerae

    I love this picture and F. Scott! Thanks for the post.