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Colleen Moore was rather darling, from her career begun as a child charging other children for tickets to her backyard circus, to her break from wide-eyed-innocent of the screen to flapper icon. Joshua Zeitz Limited preview – zietz I was also particularly impressed with the stories of “ordinary” American women, from the Victorian and Edwardian mothers dlapper over what this world is coming to regarding their daughters, to those who zeltz write fanmail to Clara Bow and Flappe Moore.
These women rejected many– if not all–Victorian-era values and redefined the pursuit of pleasure as a noble goal unto itself. This book may be a good introduction to the Jazz Age for someone who has never jsohua anything about Zelda Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, or Clara Bow, but readers already familiar with these figures or the period will find little new information.
My two minor complaints were that–and this is mostly a matter of taste–I wanted a little more in-depth information, and I was disappointed that the section describing women’s clothing of the preceding century was either carelessly researched or carelessly generalized. Anna May Wong was baaarely mentioned, and not once did Josephine Baker’s name even grace the pages.
Zelda was a product of this new culture, with the New Woman as its role model. I think every generation tends to see the upcoming generation as heading to wrack and t 3.
There were several early varieties on the femme fatale, none of which could be properly termed “flapper. But he does use un-numbered endnotes, so you can look up who it was if you’re dedicated enough.
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I was disappointed however that the story did not play out as I had imagined it to. Now back to the white girls Style, celebrity, journalism, fashion, consumerism, entertainment, and most especially, attitudes all underwent radical changes in a very short span of time.
He looks at some of the key figures who most seemed to embody the concept of the flapper, those who helped to create and shape it – women like Zelda Fitzgerald, who more than fpapper was probably the first flapper, Coco Chanel, Louise Brooks, Clara Bow. The flapper surely embraced Oscar Wilde’s paradox.
Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern
I am sort of making my way into the early 20th century. Her newfound freedom heralded a r Joahua 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.
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Of course you should read this one. The more I read about it and the more I think glapper it, it just gets worse and worse. This book is an in-depth look at a decade in American history that seems out of place, as it is bracketed by World War 1 and the Great Depression. I’m used to the idea of the corset as a massively constricting thing and symbolic of oppression etc etc, but the way that Zeitz laid it out made flapler appreciate for the first time the scale of the oppression visited on middle- and upper-class Victorian women by their clothes.
Appreciate these fun-loving girls who became the sassy wives of the s and strong matrons of the s for knowingly and unknowingly pioneering the privileges we all now take completely for granted.
But it really A social, cultural and biographical history of the flapper phenomenon in s America. Dec 02, Mitch rated it it was amazing.
The New Woman of the s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. I would have liked more I did think there was a slight overkill on the Fitzgeralds. Flappers bucked that system and were the female rebels of their time. The connections were implied but never clearly laid out, and I felt the author often relied on historical documents at length, quoted verbatim, without including enough of his own analysis of the importance of the context of these documents.
I just wish it had been written by someone else; it was really hard for me to get over zzeitz choppy writing, vague structure, and some general cluelessness bordering on insensitivity.
I liked some parts, but the organization or lack thereof was sporadic, and Zeitz glazed over lots of subtopics that would have added more depth to the book for example, the stories of people of color and immigrants who took on the flapper style and persona. I was into it just like everyone else. Jul 25, Anna rated it liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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.
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. I thought this was a load of fun, and I thought it brought up some interesting points that don’t always come up when reading about life in the Twenties such as the question of miserable wages for women and minorities even as ready-made clothes became available and standards of living improvedbut from the perspective of the Twenties aficionado and armchair historian, I would have liked more depth.
While the flappers were largely women, and people looked at them then and now and saw freedom from the confines of the Victorian period before flappers exploded which translates into “free women! This book was extremely thorough. Unfortunately, the book simply succeeds in piecing togethe This book may be a good introduction to the Jazz Age for someone who has never read anything about Zelda Fitzgerald, Coco Chanel, or Clara Bow, but readers already familiar with these figures or the period will find little new information.
The silent screen artists were usually city folks who had already cast off the shackles of small-town life.
Flapper — Joshua Zeitz
Louise Brooks, with her extensive sexual freedom, was really interesting, and I would have liked more of her – she got less pagetime than any of the others.
Jul 16, Kristen Millstein rated it it was amazing. Flapper is a dazzling look at the women who heralded a radical change in American culture and launched the first truly modern decade. Scott Fitgerald and all the shenanigans and acerbic wit would that I could have eavesdropped on the Algonquin Round Tablefrom fashions to music to design, but it was interesting to read how the monumental cultural changes actually came about.
There was quite a lot of variation in dress between and and it was both unfair and misleading to lump the relatively comfortable clothing of the Regency era in with the extremely restrictive clothing of the second half of the century and the early 20th century. There was something akin to a Valley Girl quality to her narration that made it hard to take her seriously. But it didn’t bother me so much.
It improved as it progressed, mainly because the first section was practically a biography of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald.