1926: “The American Venus” – The Ideal 1920s Silhouette

Fay Lanphier - was crowned Miss America in September in 1925 and her vital statistics became a standard for the ideal 1920s body silhouette for a young woman – at least as far as Hollywood was concerned – slim and athletic. It was because of this title that Lanphier gained such a public part in film The American Venus in 1926, which also starred Louise Brooks.


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