Life in Dallas County Texas from 1800s to 1950

Miss Dallas 1926 - Joan "Rosebud" Blondell

Miss Dallas 1926 - Joan "Rosebud" Blondell

After winning the title of Miss Dallas, she placed fourth in the 1926 Miss America Pageant and pursued a career in acting for Warner Brothers. Her big break came in the 1930 Warner Bros. film Sinner’s Holiday alongside James Cagney. Joan continued to work regularly with Warner Brothers—making as many as 10 films a year in 1931 through 1933—and is perhaps best known for her roles in the provocative pictures of this era including Night Nurse (1931), The Public Enemy (1931), and Gold Diggers of 1933. Blondell died in 1979.


From a pictorial history of life in Dallas County Texas as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers from 1800s to 1950

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