Atlas Presents Sounds of Silence Film Series Our Dancing Daughters-1928

Event Type
Sunday, April 23, 4 PM

1333 H St NE
Washington, DC 20002
United States

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."

With live musical accompaniment by pianist Andrew Earle Simpson.