April 23, 2023 4:00 pm

Starring: Joan Crawford
Directed by Harry Beaumont
Sunday, April 23, 2023 at 4:00 PM

With live musical accompaniment by pianist Andrew Earle Simpson
Our Dancing Daughters is a 1928 American silent drama film starring Joan Crawford and John Mack Brown about the “loosening of youth morals” that took place during the 1920s. The film was directed by Harry Beaumont and produced by Hunt Stromberg. The film launched the career of Hollywood legend Joan Crawford.  It was due in part to her role as the ferociously free Charleston-dancing, Prohibition-era-booze-swilling, stage-diving “Dangerous” Diana Medford that F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote of Joan Crawford:
Joan Crawford is doubtless the best example of the flapper, the girl you see in smart night clubs, gowned to the apex of sophistication, toying iced glasses with a remote, faintly bitter expression, dancing deliciously, laughing a great deal, with wide, hurt eyes. Young things with a talent for living.

Atlas Silent Film Series
Featuring HOLLYWOOD FLAPPER ICONS of the 1920’s

Louise Brooks, Marion Davies, and Joan Crawford


With live musical accompaniment by pianist Andrew Earle Simpson
Flappers of the 1920s were young women known for their energetic freedom, embracing a lifestyle viewed by many at the time as outrageous, immoral or downright dangerous. Now considered the first generation of independent American women, flappers pushed barriers in economic, political and sexual freedom for women. Our film series this season features the works of three of the most influential and powerful women in the Hollywood of their time: Louise Brooks, Marion Davies, and Joan Crawford.
Each screening will include a pre-show intro and a post-show discussion with Andrew Earle Simpson.