“Bare Knees” Flapper

The Life and Films of Virginia Lee Corbin

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FALL 2018

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About the Book

One of the most popular Hollywood child stars of the late 1910s, Virginia Lee Corbin was well-known to fans worldwide. With her mother as manager, Corbin retained her popularity as she grew older.
She performed in vaudeville for a couple of years before continuing her film career. Corbin fit well into the flapper mold of the Jazz Age and appeared in many films throughout the 1920s. As she matured, her mother found it ever more difficult to control her.
Corbin led a difficult life. After her mother’s suicide attempt, she found that all the money she had earned was gone. Her marriage (at age 18) failed and she was eventually separated from her children. The flapper struggled to remain relevant in the sound era and was trying to make a comeback when she died at 31 in 1942.

About the Author(s)

Retired school public relations officer Tim Lussier has had a 45-year passion for silent films. His website, SilentsAre Golden.com, has been one of the most popular silent movie sites on the Internet for the past 20 years. He lives in Whispering Pines, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Tim Lussier
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 60 photos, notes, bibliography, filmography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7568-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3425-8
Imprint: McFarland