Monday, April 8, 2013

A bit about the 1920s...
-The Economy was booming- living standards and spending rose.
-They were a time of relief after the devastation of WW1, peace, relaxation and discovery.
- Known as the Roaring 20's - flappers lifestyle was fun, free and flirty
- Popular music included Jazz such as Bix Beiderbecke, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong & King Oliver
-The Film industry was rapidly growing- silent films featuring charlie chaplin, buster keaton, harry langdon, laurel and hardy and harold lloyd were very popular.
- Some women were 'flappers' they smoked, drank and were hedonistic- they often had cropped, bobbed hair, wore heavy makeup, short dresses and danced the popular dances such as The Charleston, Shimmy & Bunny Hug
- Sadly the Great Depression swept across the states in the 1930s as a result of the 1929 stock market crash on Wall St , the partying lifestyle of the flapper could not survive in the same way as it had in the twenties.
- Although the 1920s are long gone, I firmly believe that they were a fabulous time and the spirit of the flapper remains in society today- women were liberated in the 1920s and so for that I must thank the flappers of the roaring 20's they are a fine example of free and independant women.
-The 1920s looked so much fun, I don't think they'll ever be forgotton.


Susie said...

If people would keep dancing, they would be healthier.:):) I never had any weight issues while I was dancing. Enjoy you week. Hope all is well at your house. xoxo,Susie

Janet said...

The 20's have always seemed interesting to me especially the flappers. I love the clothes and hats.

NanaDiana said...

I always think of The Great Gatsby when I hear about the roaring 20's. It was a fascinating time in history, wasn't it? xo Diana

Lynn Cohen said...

How did we become so repressed from the 1930's to the 1970's?
When we finally became foot loose, braless and fancy FREE!