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Mary Astor, discovered at age 14, was one of the few silent stars who successfully made the transition to talkies. Perhaps best known now for her role in “The Maltese Falcon”, she appeared in over 120 films over the course of her career.

Mary Astor 1920s

She was smart and witty (she once said, “There are five stages in the life of an actor: Who’s Mary Astor? Get me Mary Astor. Get me a Mary Astor Type. Get me a young Mary Astor. Who’s Mary Astor?”), she was talented, and of course, she was beautiful. A fabulous style icon for the 20s and 30s! (click the images for larger sizes and links)

Out and about recently I saw a girl with the most amazing art deco manicure, and I immediately realized: of course, NAILS needed to be a post! Can’t believe we haven’t done it already, though we’ve had some posts featuring 1920s Makeup… but check these out:

If you’re planning your wedding, you’ve probably already thought about the dress, the decor, your hair, maybe even your makeup, but do it up with 1920s nails and it adds the perfect deco detail to your day. Some of these may be a bit “out there” for more traditional brides, but if so they would still be amazing for your engagement party, bachelorette, shower, honeymoon… or just regular life! Click the art deco manicure photos below for full images and links to the source (some with tutorials on how to get the look.)