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Not too long ago I was watching a documentary series about the Prohibition. But it’s a fascinating book nonetheless, a real page-turner. There is no overall narrative, but Zeitz keeps using the Fitzgeralds as the central figures to symbolize the period. 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.

In many ways, she controlled her own destiny.

Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern

He lives with his wife and two daughters in Hoboken, New Jersey. All of these people played a large part in the flapper movement, there is no denying that. Return to Book Page. I am a bit biased in this review.

There was a pause during the recession, WWI, the 50’s, but then we picked right back up where the flappers left off.

One of my favorite parts of this book was Zeitz’s detail of how the feminist movement felt about the flappers. I found it a very useful research tool of the era as I am currently writing an article on one of Hollywood’s most famous flappers–Colleen Moore.

Mar 31, Kristi rated it liked it Recommends it for: The New Woman of the s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. That is, the rise of the Jazz Age’s New Woman: I would have liked to learn a little more about women of color during the period, though. Books of the Week.


Apr 16, El rated it liked it Recommended to El by: Sep 19, Lisa Mcbroom rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 19, Branden William rated it liked it. There were so many fascinating things that I finally carried around a pack of those mini post-it flags and marked the pages I wanted to remember.

I bought this book after reading a biography of Zelda Fitzgerald. But it really A social, cultural and biographical history of the flapper phenomenon in s America. It was possibly the most important, because all-pervasive and fundamental-to-daily-life, manifestation of women’s oppression, and that is not a melodramatic statement.

Paperbackpages. 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. Also women, also celebrities living in America, also important players in the same time period Zeiyz discussed.

He is also the author of several jozhua on American political and social history. I’m used to the idea of the zeigz as a massively constricting thing and symbolic of oppression etc etc, but the way that Zeitz laid it out made me appreciate for the first time the scale of the joshu visited on middle- and upper-class Victorian women by their clothes.

Flapper — Joshua Zeitz

What an effect these rebel women had on things! I was looking for some deeper insights than this book gave me. Here is a personalized, enthralling history that flappsr nonetheless formidable in its sweep. Flapper is an inside look at the s.

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.


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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.

I would have liked more LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest flaapper. It was so loaded with facts that it teetered on the edge of sounding like someone’s dissertation.

The author did a great job in bringing that period of history to life through the lens of advertising, books, movies, celebrities and fashion. Looking for More Great Reads? Not sure if Zeitz was trying to bring to light just how white-washed flapperdom was, or if he was trying to remind his readers just how racist society was in the s in America, but it wound up coming across like he was excluding large demographics in his book; the random statements he did include felt sort of like an afterthought, like “I better mention Anna May Wong or people will be pissed.

They might not have wanted anything to do with the women’s movement of the early 20th-century, but they were there and had more to do with it than they probably expected. Also by 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. It’s hard to be entirely linear about a Learn how to do the Charleston in just a few easy steps.