Wednesday, October 22, 2014

vintage everyday: "Fashions for Women", 1927

A collection of beautiful fashion photos from classic silent movie Fashions for Women (1927) directed by Dorothy Arzner, featuring Esther Ralston, Raymond Hatton, Einar Hanson, Edward Martindel, Yvonne Howell, and more...

Dorothy Arzner was one of the very few women who established a name for herself as a director in the film industry of the 1920s and 1930s. Despite the extreme sexism prevalent in Hollywood, Arzner was able to establish what remains to this day the largest body of work by a woman director within the studio system.

After threatening to leave Paramount for rival studio Columbia Pictures if not offered a chance to direct, Arzner was granted her opportunity to make her first film, Fashions for Women (1927), a lighthearted romp that earned praise from critics and became a box office success.


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