Looking for Mabel Normand

Madcap Mabel Normand


 You may already be familiar with the Photoplay Shopping Service, which were selling the fashion seen on screen directly to movie fans.  After all it was not just behavior and attitudes which the public were emulating but of course, the clothing and accessories, they imitated.  Here is the Summer 1926 ad for the service.  Each issue of Photoplay showed what was new.

Marilyn Slater

Looking for Mabel

June 21, 2012


This is a picture of Norma Talmadge’s dressmaker, known on the screen as Marion Davies.  Norma admired a white satin dinner dress, worn by Marion designs and makes many of her own clothes.  In fact, she made the frock that she’s wearing in this photograph. – Photoplay 1926