I would have liked more Joshua Zeitz. Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted.
Her newfound freedom heralded a radical change in American culture. Whisking us from the Alabama country club where Zelda Sayre first caught the eye of F. 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 era to exhilarating life.
The men and women who made the flapper were a diverse lot. There was Coco Chanel, the French orphan who redefined the feminine form and silhouette, helping to free women from the torturous corsets and crinolines that had served as tools of social control.iptlodz.org/blog/wp-includes/rencontres-proches.php
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Dallas-born fashion artist Gordon Conway and Utah-born cartoonist John Held crafted magazine covers that captured the electricity of the social revolution sweeping the United States. I had to read this book for a book club and it took me all month to read it.
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It was so loaded with facts that it teetered on the edge of sounding like someone's dissertation. I would have liked more Joshua Zeitz. Flapper is a dazzling look at the women who heralded a radical change in American culture and launched the first truly modern decade.
The New Woman of the s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters.
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