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<em>Our Dancing Daughters</em>, 1926, was one of the first films to begin showcasing the new Art Deco style, an aesthetic rooted in symmetrical geometric patterns that came to define the glamorous life of the American elite. From the book: "[MGM's Art Dir

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Originally appeared in Designs on Film by Cathy Whitlock
on December 13, 2010
&lt;em&gt;Our Dancing Daughters&lt;/em&gt;, 1926, was one of the first films to begin showcasing the new Art Deco style, an aesthetic rooted in symmetrical geometric patterns that came to define the glamorous life of the American elite. From the book: &quot;[MGM&#039;s Art Dir
Our Dancing Daughters, 1926, was one of the first films to begin showcasing the new Art Deco style, an aesthetic rooted in symmetrical geometric patterns that came to define the glamorous life of the American elite. From the book: "[MGM's Art Director] Cedric Gibbons' sets, with their high-gloss floors, chrome surfaces, and sleek furnishings, took an emerging design style and created a national trend."

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