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Jean Cocteau, The Holy Terrors (1929)

"What uniform can I wear to hide my heavy heart?

…It’s too heavy. It will always show.”

Jacques felt himself growing gloomy again. He was well aware that to live on earth a man must follow its fashions, and hearts were no longer worn.

Sue Carol

Sue Carol

Shirley Temple (1928)

Shirley Temple (1928)

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Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone was born in Brooklyn to Italian immigrants, and became the most wanted American gangster in the 1920s/30s.

Got the nickname Scarface because of flirting with Frank Gallucio’s sister, who got mad and attacked him with a knife.

Al led the Chicago Outfit, who were known as the “Capones”. They smuggled liquor during Prohibition, and did other illegal activities, with which they made US$100 million per year.

Till this day his name is connected with ‘money laundry’, Al was the first man to buy and use laundromats to do tax evasion.

The Valentine’S Day Massacre:

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Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin 16. April 1889 - 25. December 1977

Happy Birthday Charlie Chaplin 16. April 1889 - 25. December 1977

Charlie Chaplin and Merna Kennedy in “The Circus” (1928)

Charlie Chaplin and Merna Kennedy in “The Circus” (1928)

“At The Coconut Grove” by Ralph Barton. Two pages from the 1928 book “Caricatures of To-Day” caricaturing silent film stars of the day.

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L.A. Biltmore Trio - I’m Sorry Sally (1928)

Clara Bow (1927)

Clara Bow (1927)

Josephine Baker

Josephine Baker

Photos by Germaine Krull

Karin Van Leyden by Man Ray

Karin Van Leyden by Man Ray

Germaine Krull for Vu (1929/1930)

Clara Bow Style (In 1926 her outfit cost $346.50)

Clara Bow Style (In 1926 her outfit cost $346.50)

Charlie Chaplin by Edward Steichen (1925)

Charlie Chaplin by Edward Steichen (1925)