The long ropes of pearls, wide cuffs and Art Deco pieces worn by film stars in the 1920s and ’30s have never gone out of style.
A hundred years later, our fascination with the wretchedly wonderful excess of the 1920s seems more intense than ever.
Of the images captured in early newsreels — as that era emerged from its own pandemic — perhaps not one lingers more than the flapper with a long strand of pearls in full Charleston mode, seemingly happy to dance the night away. And that exuberance certainly played out in early 1920s Hollywood, where the silent-film era was in its brief heyday, a period captured in “Babylon,”
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