Saturday, December 5, 2009

Anita Page in Speedway (1929)

Another post, just for fun and Anita Page related. I recently watched Speedway (1929) because I'm on a 1920s/1930s sports movie kick and that particular film is about auto-racing. Anita Page co-stars as a girl who reluctantly falls in love with a goofy auto-racing heir played by William Haines. Anita's outfits were wonderful so I did a series of screen caps. Here are a few. If you want to see the whole lot, check out my photo set on Flickr.





















Aren't cloche hats wonderful?!

14 comments:

  1. Of the flappers Anita Page was always my fav. Well, besides Louise Brooks!

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  2. I love her hat in the third photo from the bottom!

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  3. she is so adorable in that film! if i recall there was a very funny scene where they're in the car and Haines keeps switching hats between them or something. a very silly film, lots of fun and as i said *big sigh* for adorable Anita ;)

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  4. Gosh, that outfit!!
    PS: I dug out my cloche for the winter, and am wearing it today!

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  5. Her outfits are so cute! I love Anita Page - she's my favorite flapper!

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  6. Love the pics! Haven't seen the film, but would love to

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  7. I would love to see that movie as well. I love the outfits, all of them. Isn't it a same that people don't wear hats as they used to any more?

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  8. I wonder why she always looks so worried?

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  9. Yay! Speedway! I haven't seen this film but I want to see it bad! Anita Page looks fantastic in all the pictures! The costume designer David Cox was second only to Adrian at MGM at this time. I guess Cox did most of the casual wear while Adrian did the more lavish looking gowns.

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  10. Is this film out on DVD? My Dad is a race car driver, so I could see this film as a way to connect our two interests.

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  11. Mercurie/Elizabeth - Anita is your favorite flapper? I think she might be mine too!

    Artman - The switching hat scene was hilarious!

    Sarah - Picture? Please?

    Kate - Isn't that hat the bee's knees? I love the swirl pattern.

    Amanda - You should! If you have Classicflix it's available for rental and for purchase.

    Faye - Hats need to come back! I love them and wear them whenever I can, especially in the winter.

    KC - You'll have to watch the movie to find out.

    Jonas - Look at you Professor Jonas!

    Maggie - Yes it's out on DVD as part of the Warner Archive collection.

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  12. Anita was a beautiful woman, and I'm happy she lived to an age where she could see that people still appreciated her work.

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  13. Yes, Cloche hats are wonderful. Love 20s style. Beautiful.

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  14. I absolutely adore Anita Page! She's so wonderful! Also, I really want to see this movie. Anita always wore the cutest outfits in her movies. :)

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