The style, swagger and natty panache of the movers and shakers of the 1930s is something that continuously inspires us at The Atlantic Hotel, so we’ve brought five of our favourites out of soft focus and into crystal clear HD:
1. Myrna Loy
A famous stage, television and film actress, Myrna Loy found her voice after playing minor roles in a handful of silent films.
Known for her grace (having initially trained as a dancer), lean figure and penchant for flamboyant dressing, the ‘exotic’ Ms Loy was the perfect fit for the camera and gained over 120 acting credits throughout her career.
2. Fred Astaire
There was nothing Fred Astaire couldn’t do on the stage; he was a dancer, choreographer, actor, singer and musician. This American chap was a true performer with a stellar entertainment career totalling 76 years.
Style-wise he was known for his slim cut suit sleeves and using a brightly patterned tie as a belt on his Savile Row suits; what say you, boys? Suit up!
3. Greta Garbo
An international star during Hollywood’s classic and silent periods, Swedish-born Greta Garbo is ranked with Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman and Bette Davis as one of the greatest female stars of all time.
A relaxed style with neat button downs, lounge trousers and dancing flats all graced Greta’s wardrobe; a mostly androgynous collection shifting all of the focus to her natural beauty.
4. Louis Armstrong
A man who definitely made a noise about town, Louis Armstrong was a great ambassador of the solo performance, favouring the trumpet, cornet and his deep, deep voice that we love so much.
Dressing immaculately and playing even better, it was a hard job to spot Louie looking untidy and his legacy can be heard internationally. What a wonderful world…
5. Claudette Colbert
A silver screen siren for two decades, French-born Claudette Colbert employed elements of melodrama into her roles, making her a very versatile actress indeed. She won her first Academy Award for Best Actress in 1934 for It Happened One Night, and starred in an incredible 60 movies.
Colbert’s instantly recognisable round face matched with strong prints made her a visual force to be reckoned with, a force with impeccable taste, that is.
We’re constantly inspired by the personalities of the 30s and their irrepressible glamour, style and sophistication. Visit The Atlantic Hotel and be an A-lister for a weekend, your limo awaits…