In order to prep for this second time line, I threw the Squirrel Nut Zippers in, and have been sitting here wishing I could marcel my hair.
The roaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring 1920s.
by Dorothy Parker
The Playful flapper here we see,
The fairest of the fair.
She’s not what Grandma used to be,
You might say, au contraire.
Her girlish ways may make a stir,
Her manners cause a scene,
But there is no more harm in her
than in a submarine.
She nightly knocks for many a goal
The usual dancing men.
Her speed is great, but her control
Is something else again.
All spotlights focus on her pranks.
All tongues her prowess herald.
For which she well may render thanks
To God and Scott Fitzgerald.
Jazz Hot baby!
F. Scott Fitzgerald
“This Side of Paradise” -Romantic Egoism
The Jazz Age
Dorothy Parker (You can lead horticulture, but you can’t make her think!)
“The Jazz Singer”
“They’re all desperadoes, these kids, all of them with any life in their veins; the girls as well as the boys; maybe more than the boys.” from Flaming Youth by Warner Fabian
“Does Jazz Put the Sin in Syncopation” by Anne Shaw Faulkner, Ladies Home Journal 1921
Zora Neale Hurston (Their Eyes Were Watching God)
The Cats Pajama’s
“Jane as a perfectly horrible example of wild youth–paint, cigarettes, cocktails, petting parties–oooh!” -Bruce Bliven, The New Republic September 9, 1925.
“A sign of the twenties, young women with their hair cut short, or bobbed, dressed in shapeless, short dresses with long beads. They wore lipstick and rouge. You could always keep up with the latest fashion and newest styles by watching the flappers. They were the trend setters of the era. Flappers were simply young women declaring their independence. ” – History of the Roaring Twenties