The Wannabe Craftster

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Maggie Gay

While many of us pursue elegance in every aspect of our lives, others seem to be born with it. Case in Point–Margie Gay. For those of you who don’t know, Margie Gay was a little girl who starred in Walt Disney’s shorts called the Alice Comedies between 1923 and 1927. Margie was not the first Alice, but I did find a couple of pictures of her in one of ds’s library books this week.

Margie Gay with Walt Disney

What a relaxed pose, and note the hat.

Margie Gay

A beautiful example of twenties fashion for children. The grace with which this child wears a hat amazes me. Unfortunately, there was very little real information and few pictures, if any, of Margie Gay on the net. The big question I had was whether or not she would show as much poise in moving pictures. It’s quite hard to tell, since we would consider those shorts primitive, compared to the clarity we’re used to today, even from our own pocket cameras, but as with all things twenties, the films are fascinating to watch. Always makes me wonder if my grandparents may have seen the same cartoon/movie/etc and what they may have thought about it. Then, I think about the fashions and who in my family may have worn clothes similar. I have a gorgeous picture around here somewhere of my aunt in her twenties finery. I’ll have to post that soon. Right now, I think this blog will be solely dedicated to Margie Gay. More of my favorite decade later.

And joy of joys, I found another, and certainly BETTER, blog post about the Alice Comedies. ENJOY!!!!!


May 28, 2008 - Posted by | inspiration, The Twenties, Uncategorized, vintage | , , , , ,


  1. Very interesting. How do you know this stuff?

    Comment by Sonia | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  2. Chance glance leads to “research.” Obvious what I would do to a daughter if I had one, isn’t it?

    Comment by odumnobles | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  3. Meg… the hat is a retro cutie, but you couldn’t have a daughter wear it. You couldn’t.

    Comment by Sonia | May 30, 2008 | Reply

  4. Around here, the girls dress as princesses. You just never know….

    Comment by odumnobles | May 31, 2008 | Reply

  5. She does look splendid in that hat!

    Comment by ladylinoleum | June 4, 2008 | Reply

  6. I think so too! Just lovely.

    Comment by odumnobles | June 5, 2008 | Reply

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