Barbara Hutton by Madame Yevonde (1936)

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Barbara Hutton by Madame Yevonde, circa 1936 via

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Barbara Hutton by Madame Yevonde, circa 1936 via

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Vintage Photos of Jazz Age Trio “The Brox Sisters”

The Brox Sisters were an American trio of singing sisters, enjoying their greatest popularity in the 1920s and early 1930s. The sisters were: Lorayne (born Eunice 1901 – 1993) Bobbe (born Josephine Brock 1902 – 1999) & Patricia (born Kathleen 1904 – 1988).

The family name “Brock” was changed to “Brox” for theater marquees. The trio grew up in Tennessee and retained Southern accents during their performing careers.

They began in the 1910s touring the Vaudeville circuit in the United States and Canada. At the start of the 1920s they achieved success in New York on the Broadway stage. Near the end of the decade they relocated to Los Angeles.

The act broke up in the early 1930s after the sisters got married. They made their final professional reunion appearance on radio in 1939.

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The Brox Sisters tune their radio (Left to right:) Patricia, Bobbe, Lorayne (c. mid-1920s) via

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The Brox Sisters via

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The Brox Sisters © 2016 James Abbe Archive via

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Darby and Brox sisters via

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The Brox Sisters, 1923  via

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The Brox Sisters and the Rhythm Boys in King of Jazz, 1930 via

 

 

Beautiful Greta Garbo for Queen Christina (1933)

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Portrait of Greta Garbo for Queen Christina directed by Rouben Mamoulian, 1933. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull via

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Portrait of Greta Garbo for Queen Christina directed by Rouben Mamoulian, 1933. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull via

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Portrait of Greta Garbo for Queen Christina directed by Rouben Mamoulian, 1933. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull via

Surreal Vignette by Cecil Beaton (1936)

Ruth Ford (1911-2009) was an American model and stage and film actress. As a model she posed for Harper’s, Town and Country and Mademoiselle. She was best known for the salon she created at her beautiful, art-lined Manhattan apartment, frequented by the likes of William Faulkner, Cecil Beaton, Truman Capote and Andy Warhol (source).

Her brother was the bohemian surrealist Charles Henri Ford.

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via

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Cecil Beaton Surreal Vignette, Ruth Ford with tapemeasure. 1936 via