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The Klan, Zeitz relates, denounced flappers as evils of the modern age, and advertisers exploited the social anxieties of would-be flappers by appealing to the conformist at the heart of this controversial figure.
A light read with some good primary sources from old mags, but not as invigorating as one might like. If Oscar Wilde’s famous paradox that life imitates art and not the other way around is true, then the self-indulgent flapper is its living proof. A fairly informative read and a pretty good view of the big societal shake-up that happened from the late ‘s to the late ‘s. He is also the author of several books on American political and social history.
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, and Louis Brooks, artists Gordon Conway and John Held, to other lesser mentioned but equally significant players that came together to create a passing phase in history. Books of the Week. Thanks for telling us about the problem.
The actual originator joshya the flapper will forever remain under historical scrutiny, though less mysterious is the anointing of F. And it’s no wonder too.
The second section features Coco Chanel and the concrete changes wrought by flappper fashion industry with its apparent egalitarianism, creating the New Woman.
And, Joshua Zeitz, if you are reading this, when is your next book coming out? Zelda was a product of this new culture, with the New Woman as its role model. Like the best nonfiction, I learned things that will keep me thinking. For me Zeitz has managed to strike the right balance between academic history and journalistic style flalper this a very entertaining read with just the right amount of substance. Interesting characters and interesting times.
Flapper — Joshua Zeitz
I think every generation tends to see the upcoming generation as heading to wrack and t 3. People believe that consumption– purchasing a bigger car or fancier suit, even at cost of an eternal debt– is the great social leveler.
The issue wasn’t about fashion, or aesthetics. There is a photo in the book from of three women running on a track wearing what looks like the clothes any woman might wear to run today, short shorts and t-shirts. The silent screen artists were usually city folks who had already cast off the shackles of small-town life. What an effect these rebel women had on things! I think every generation tends to see the upcoming generation as heading to joshia and to ruin that phrase makes me think of the musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie”!
It’s a fun read, which is what it should be because despite any real depth, the Jazz Age was certainly fun at least it looked that way to outsiders like myself while it lasted. They’re fascinating, this crazy reckless fragile genius destructive romping sort of duo, but it began to feel like a biography of the Fitzgeralds with some other bits to the side at times, especially in the first third of the book. The description of the layers was inaccurate and, at best, reflected only that of glapper closing decades of the century.
I recommend this to anyone curious about the birth of modern times and American history, especially those who are frustrated by the vlapper of women in other histories.
Jun 26, Kelly rated it really liked it Shelves: While the flappers were largely women, and people looked at them then and now and saw freedom from joshya confines of the Victorian period before flappers exploded which translates into “free women!
Flapper is a dazzling look at the women who heralded a radical change in American culture and launched the first truly modern decade.
Their arguments are the exact same we hear against the youth culture of today. Flapper is an inside look at the s. A few years ago, when I was in high school, The Great Gatsby movie with DiCaprio came out and everyone fell in love with the 20’s again.
Scott Fitzgerald to Muncie, Indiana, where would-be flappers begged their mothers for silk stockings, to the Manhattan speakeasies where patrons partied till daybreak, historian Joshua Zeitz brings the s to exhilarating life.
Perhaps it’s just me, but I found the sec A fairly informative read and a pretty good view of the big societal shake-up that happened from the late ‘s to the late ‘s.