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

Book - 2006
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Through the madcap lives of Zelda Fitzgerald, Lois Long, Coco Chanel, Clara Bow, and other Jazz Age luminaries, Flapper tells the fascinating story of the new woman and the making of modern culture.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2006
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9781400080533
Branch Call Number: 305.409730904 Zei 3558ad 1
Characteristics: x, 338 p. :,ill


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hania4987 Aug 25, 2014

"Like so many successor movements in the twentieth century, the flapper phenomenon emphasized individuality, even as it expressed itself in conformity."
-- Joshua Zeitz

ahockenbrouch Feb 12, 2012

This book is really interesting. It's not just a fun book about the party girls of yore; it's about the beginnings of youth culture driving the economy, and the shift toward populating the cities, and so much more of how the culture of that time period influenced our lives as we know them today.

Sep 28, 2011

If you are looking for a readable account of the changes in feminism that occurred during the 1920's, then you have found it here. Examples of this change were heralded by such celebrities like Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, "Lipstick", and Coco Chanel in a way that changed mores and society in a way that wasn't completely known until the next swinging decade - the 1960's. We seem to owe a lot to the Flapper!

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