What motivates a woman to become a criminal? Crime writer Raymond Chandler speculated that a local weather phenomenon could cause a woman to contemplate murder: "There was a desert wind blowing that night…On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks." Whether it’s the climate, their greed, or that they’re just plain evil, curvy killers have always been a part of the fabric of Los Angeles. Social historian and writer Joan Renner presents an illustrated lecture exploring the lives and crimes of some of the baddest girls in Art Deco-era L.A., from actress and writer Dorothy Mackaye to the ironically named Helen Love.
Art Deco Society Lecture & Screening!
Art Deco Society Historic Talks 2012
Felonious Flappers: Bad Girls of the Art Deco Era / LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT
Co-Presented by Art Deco Society Los Angeles
Followed by a rare theatrical screening of the pre-code "lady criminal film" LADIES THEY TALK ABOUT starring Barbara Stanwyck.
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, February 11 • 2:00pm