Our Dancing Daughters, 1929, with Joan Crawford.
Colleen Moore - was probably the earliest film actress to be typecast as a flapper. She made thirty movies between 1917 and 1924. Moore was a valuable silent film actress with comedic moves and expression. Her "look" was an example to Jazz Age girls, with her short hair, skinny frame, and devil-may-care attitude. --brought to you by mental_floss!
Colleen Moore in Flaming Youth, 1923.
Fashion Mould.: Flashback to the 1920's - A fashionable flapper had short sleek hair, a shorter than average shapeless shift dress, a chest as flat as a board, wore make up and applied it in public, smoked with a long cigarette holder, exposed her limbs and epitomised the spirit of a reckless rebel who danced the nights away in the Jazz Age.
The Flapper Girl: Bee Jackson, 1920s
From the book: "World champion Charleston dancer Bee Jackson wears a beaded and fringed dance dress, popular at the time, as the fringes would shimmer and shake and draw attention to movement. This dress is shorter than the typical styles of the era. Paste jewellery known as "slave bracelets" was often worn high up on the arm as well as the wrist." Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.
World champion Charleston dancer Bee Jackson. Scanned from "Decades of Fashion" by Harriet Worsley.
1920's Style Icon Josephine Baker Dancing "The Charleston"