Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the by Joshua Zeitz

By Joshua Zeitz

Blithely flinging apart the Victorian manners that saved her disapproving mom corseted, the recent lady of the Twenties puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. extra vital, she earned her personal retain, managed her personal future, and secured liberties that sleek ladies take without any consideration. Her newfound freedom heralded a thorough switch in American culture.

Whisking us from the Alabama nation membership the place Zelda Sayre first stuck the attention of F. Scott Fitzgerald to Muncie, Indiana, the place would-be flappers begged their moms for silk stockings, to the big apple speakeasies the place consumers partied until eventually sunrise, historian Joshua Zeitz brings the period to exhilarating existence. this is often the tale of America’s first sexual revolution, its first retailers of cool, its first celebrities, and its such a lot gleaming commercial for the fitting to pursue happiness.

The women and men who made the flapper have been a various lot.

There used to be Coco Chanel, the French orphan who redefined the female shape and silhouette, supporting to loose ladies from the torturous corsets and crinolines that had served as instruments of social keep an eye on.

Three thousand miles away, Lois lengthy, the daughter of a Connecticut clergyman, christened herself “Lipstick” and gave New Yorker readers an exhilarating entrée into Manhattan’s extravagant Jazz Age nightlife.

In California, the place orange groves gave solution to studio plenty and fairytale mansions, 3 of America’s first celebrities—Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, and Louise Brooks, Hollywood’s nice flapper triumvirate—fired the imaginations of thousands of filmgoers.

Dallas-born model artist Gordon Conway and Utah-born cartoonist John Held crafted journal covers that captured the electrical energy of the social revolution sweeping the United States.

Bruce Barton and Edward Bernays, pioneers of advertisements and public kin, taught significant enterprise the way to harness the goals and anxieties of a newly commercial America—and a state of customers was once born.

Towering chiefly have been Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, whose quick ascent and magnificent fall embodied the glamour and way over the period that may come to an abrupt finish on Black Tuesday, while the inventory marketplace collapsed and rendered the age of abundance and frivolity immediately obsolete.

With its heady cocktail of storytelling and large rules, Flapper is a stunning examine the ladies who introduced the 1st really sleek decade.

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