Billie Dove, born Bertha Bohny, (May 14, 1903 – December 31, 1997) was an American actress
She was born to Charles and Bertha (née Kagl) Bohny, Swiss immigrants. As a teen, she worked as a model to help support her family and was hired as a teenager by Florenz Ziegfeld to appear in his Ziegfeld Follies Revue. She legally changed her name to Lillian Bohny in the early 1920s. and migrated to Hollywood, where she began appearing in silent films. She soon became one of the most popular actresses of the 1920s, appearing in Douglas Fairbanks’ smash hit Technicolor film The Black Pirate (1926), as Rodeo West inThe Painted Angel (1929), and was dubbed The American Beauty (1927), the title of one of her films.
She married the director of her seventh film, Irvin Willat, in 1923. The two divorced in 1929. Dove had a huge legion of male fans, one of her most persistent being Howard Hughes. She shared a three-year romance with Hughes and was engaged to marry him, but she ended the relationship without ever giving cause. Hughes cast her as a comedian in his film Cock of the Air (1932). She also appeared in his movie The Age for Love (1931).
At the height of the Roaring ’20s, Louis B. Mayer acclaimed her the “most beautiful woman in Hollywood,”
I havent put much on this blog under the category “vintage” since that would be pretty much the whole blog.
I kind of wonder if i should´nt have though, to attract the “right” crowd (or rather their attention).
More or less everything on the blog ranges from the 1700´s to 1980´s and includes Highland wear, punk, flappers, Swing, Victorian and Edwardian clothes.
The Roaring Twenties is a phrase used to describe the 1920s, principally in North America but also in London and Paris. The phrase was meant to emphasize the period’s social, artistic, and cultural dynamism.