Flapper

Author : Joshua Zeitz
ISBN : 0307523829
Genre : History
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Blithely flinging aside the Victorian manners that kept her disapproving mother corseted, the New Woman of the 1920s puffed cigarettes, snuck gin, hiked her hemlines, danced the Charleston, and necked in roadsters. More important, she earned her own keep, controlled her own destiny, and secured liberties that modern women take for granted. Her newfound freedom heralded a radical change in American culture. Whisking us from the Alabama country club where Zelda Sayre first caught the eye of F. 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. This is the story of America’s first sexual revolution, its first merchants of cool, its first celebrities, and its most sparkling advertisement for the right to pursue happiness. The men and women who made the flapper were a diverse lot. There was Coco Chanel, the French orphan who redefined the feminine form and silhouette, helping to free women from the torturous corsets and crinolines that had served as tools of social control. Three thousand miles away, Lois Long, the daughter of a Connecticut clergyman, christened herself “Lipstick” and gave New Yorker readers a thrilling entrée into Manhattan’s extravagant Jazz Age nightlife. In California, where orange groves gave way to studio lots and fairytale mansions, three of America’s first celebrities—Clara Bow, Colleen Moore, and Louise Brooks, Hollywood’s great flapper triumvirate—fired the imaginations of millions of filmgoers. Dallas-born fashion artist Gordon Conway and Utah-born cartoonist John Held crafted magazine covers that captured the electricity of the social revolution sweeping the United States. Bruce Barton and Edward Bernays, pioneers of advertising and public relations, taught big business how to harness the dreams and anxieties of a newly industrial America—and a nation of consumers was born. Towering above all were Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald, whose swift ascent and spectacular fall embodied the glamour and excess of the era that would come to an abrupt end on Black Tuesday, when the stock market collapsed and rendered the age of abundance and frivolity instantly obsolete. With its heady cocktail of storytelling and big ideas, Flapper is a dazzling look at the women who launched the first truly modern decade. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: History

Flappers

Author : Kelly Boyer Sagert
ISBN : 9780313376900
Genre : Social Science
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This book offers an examination of the Roaring Twenties in the United States, focusing on the vibrant icon of the newly liberated woman—the flapper—that came to embody the Jazz Age. * Primary documents allow readers to see how contemporaries viewed flappers, follow the trial of a famous comedian charged with a horrific crime, and read what proponents of Prohibition really thought about wicked liquor * The glossary allows readers to enter into the spirit of the times, when people could express their delight using phrases such as "bee's knees," and "cat's meow"; pass along the word about illegal booze with colorful terms such as "hooch," "bathtub gin," and "bootleg"; and describe relentless dancers as "floorflushers," women using too much face makeup as "flour lovers," and pilots as "fly boys."
Category: Social Science

The Diviners Aller Anfang Ist B Se

Author : Libba Bray
ISBN : 9783423425131
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Sie kennt deine dunkelsten Geheimnisse... New York, 1926: Wegen eines kleinen „Zwischenfalls“ wurde Evie O‘Neill aus ihrer langweiligen Kleinstadt ins aufregende New York verbannt. Dort genießt sie das wilde Partyleben, bis ein seltsamer Ritualmord die Stadt erschüttert – und Evie über ihren Onkel, den Direktor des Museums für Amerikanisches Volkstum, Aberglauben und Okkultes plötzlich mitten in den Mordermittlungen steckt. Schon bald weiß sie mehr als die Polizei. Denn Evie hat eine geheime Gabe, von der niemand wissen darf: Sie kann Gegenständen die intimsten Geheimnisse ihrer Besitzer entlocken. Doch sie hat keine Ahnung, mit welch entsetzlicher Bestie sie es zu tun bekommt ...
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Sommer 1927

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9783641120191
Genre : History
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1927. Ein Sommer der ein ganzes Jahrhundert prägte Es ist die Geschichte eines Sommers, und doch ist es so viel mehr. Das Jahr 1927 ist für Amerika entscheidend auf dem Weg zur Weltmacht. Es sind die goldenen Zwanziger: der Aktienmarkt boomt, das Fernsehen wird erfunden, die Filme sind nicht mehr stumm, und verrückte Pläne entstehen, wie der, vier Köpfe in den völlig unzugänglichen Mount Rushmore zu meißeln. Es ist die Zeit, in der ein junger Flieger namens Charles Lindbergh Ruhm und Ehre erlangt, aber auch die des Al Capone und des größten Schulmassakers aller Zeiten. Und in diesen Monaten werden durch fatale Entscheidungen die Weichen für die bevorstehende Weltwirtschaftskrise gestellt. Bill Bryson erzählt davon so spannend, als sei es eine unglaubliche Abenteuergeschichte, voller erstaunlicher geschichtlicher Momente aus der Zeit, als Amerika erwachsen wurde ...
Category: History

The Complete Kay Francis Career Record

Author : Lynn Kear
ISBN : 9781476602875
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book is the definitive guide to the film, stage, radio and television career of Kay Francis, one of the most glamorous stars from the golden age of Hollywood. For each film, the authors provide a thorough synopsis plus cast and crew information (including biographies), opening dates, production notes, behind-the-scenes details, and reviews. In addition, information is provided on her stage, radio, and television appearances, and a section is devoted to collecting Kay Francis memorabilia, including such items as cigarette cards, sheet music and soundtracks. Also covered is the stage and vaudeville career of Kay Francis' mother, Katherine Clinton. A brief biography of Kay Francis is provided, along with an insightful foreword by film scholar James Robert Parish. Truly a treasure trove for Kay Francis fans and anyone interested in classic filmmaking in the 1930s and 1940s, the book includes more than 130 illustrations, many of them rare.
Category: Performing Arts

Wie Kommt Die Katze In Den Sack Und Was Wei Der Kuckuck Davon

Author : Sigi Kube
ISBN : 9783641053611
Genre : Humor
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Die Eule aus Athen ist dem Esel auf der Brücke sein Feind! Warum lachen eigentlich die Hühner? Wie kommt der Schimmel ins Amt? Und was hat es mit dem Bärendienst auf sich? Die deutsche Sprache ist voller tierischer Begriffe und Redewendungen, deren tiefere Bedeutung sich meist erst auf den zweiten Blick zeigt. Sigi Kube schaut dem geschenkten Gaul mit Argusaugen ins Maul und weiß jetzt, wie der Hase läuft: Wer die Sau rauslässt und dann einen Kater hat, dem helfen keine Krokodilstränen – und das Kreidefressen ist auch für die Katz. Nicht nur für Leseratten und Bücherwürmer ein wunderbares sprachliches Pläsierchen. Mein lieber Schwan!
Category: Humor

Soul Self And Society

Author : Edward L. Rubin
ISBN : 9780199348671
Genre : Political Science
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Political and social commentators regularly bemoan the decline of morality in the modern world. They claim that the norms and values that held society together in the past are rapidly eroding, to be replaced by permissiveness and empty hedonism. But as Edward Rubin demonstrates in this powerful account of moral transformations, these prophets of doom are missing the point. Morality is not diminishing; instead, a new morality, centered on an ethos of human self-fulfillment, is arising to replace the old one. As Rubin explains, changes in morality have gone hand in hand with changes in the prevailing mode of governance throughout the course of Western history. During the Early Middle Ages, a moral system based on honor gradually developed. In a dangerous world where state power was declining, people relied on bonds of personal loyalty that were secured by generosity to their followers and violence against their enemies. That moral order, exemplified in the early feudal system and in sagas like The Song of Roland, The Song of the Cid, and the Arthurian legends has faded, but its remnants exist today in criminal organizations like the Mafia and in the rap music of the urban ghettos. When state power began to revive in the High Middle Ages through the efforts of the European monarchies, and Christianity became more institutionally effective and more spiritually intense, a new morality emerged. Described by Rubin as the morality of higher purposes, it demanded that people devote their personal efforts to achieving salvation and their social efforts to serving the emerging nation-states. It insisted on social hierarchy, confined women to subordinate roles, restricted sex to procreation, centered child-rearing on moral inculcation, and countenanced slavery and the marriage of pre-teenage girls to older men. Our modern era, which began in the late 18th century, has seen the gradual erosion of this morality of higher purposes and the rise of a new morality of self-fulfillment, one that encourages individuals to pursue the most meaningful and rewarding life-path. Far from being permissive or a moral abdication, it demands that people respect each other's choices, that sex be mutually enjoyable, that public positions be allocated according to merit, and that society provide all its members with their minimum needs so that they have the opportunity to fulfill themselves. Where people once served the state, the state now functions to serve the people. The clash between this ascending morality and the declining morality of higher purposes is the primary driver of contemporary political and cultural conflict. A sweeping, big-idea book in the vein of Francis Fukuyama's The End of History, Charles Taylor's The Secular Age, and Richard Sennett's The Fall of Public Man, Edward Rubin's new volume promises to reshape our understanding of morality, its relationship to government, and its role in shaping the emerging world of High Modernity.
Category: Political Science

American Film History

Author : Cynthia Lucia
ISBN : 9781118475164
Genre : Performing Arts
File Size : 49.65 MB
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This authoritative collection of introductory and specialized readings explores the rich and innovative history of this period in American cinema. Spanning an essential range of subjects from the early 1900s Nickelodeon to the decline of the studio system in the 1960s, it combines a broad historical context with careful readings of individual films. Charts the rise of film in early twentieth-century America from its origins to 1960, exploring mainstream trends and developments, along with topics often relegated to the margins of standard film histories Covers diverse issues ranging from silent film and its iconic figures such as Charlie Chaplin, to the coming of sound and the rise of film genres, studio moguls, and, later, the Production Code and Cold War Blacklist Designed with both students and scholars in mind: each section opens with an historical overview and includes chapters that provide close, careful readings of individual films clustered around specific topics Accessibly structured by historical period, offering valuable cultural, social, and political contexts Contains careful, close analysis of key filmmakers and films from the era including D.W. Griffith, Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Erich von Stroheim, Cecil B. DeMille, Don Juan, The Jazz Singer, I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, Scarface, Red Dust, Glorifying the American Girl, Meet Me in St. Louis, Citizen Kane, Bambi, Frank Capra’s Why We Fight series, The Strange Love of Martha Ivers, Rebel Without a Cause, Force of Evil, and selected American avant-garde and underground films, among many others. Additional online resources such as sample syllabi, which include suggested readings and filmographies for both general specialized courses, will be available online. May be used alongside American Film History: Selected Readings, 1960 to the Present, to provide an authoritative study of American cinema through the new millennium
Category: Performing Arts

Weil Deine Augen Ihn Nicht Sehen

Author : Mary Higgins Clark
ISBN : 9783641100711
Genre : Fiction
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Kein Laut drang aus dem Kinderzimmer ... Für Margaret Frawley wird der schlimmste Albtraum wahr: Skrupellose Erpresser entführen ihre dreijährigen Zwillingstöchter. Nach einer dramatischen Geldübergabe kommt eine Tochter frei, die andere aber sei gestorben, heißt es. Doch Margaret will nicht an den Tod ihres Kindes glauben. Margaret Frawley ist mit ihrem Mann Steve auf einem Empfang, als das Schreckliche passiert: Zwei Männer dringen in ihr Haus ein, schlagen die Babysitterin nieder und rauben die Zwillingstöchter des Paares. Auf dem Kinderbettchen hinterlassen sie eine Lösegeldforderung über eine immens hohe Summe. Die Polizei tappt komplett im Dunkeln, aber es gibt einen Lichtblick: Die Eltern schaffen es tatsächlich, acht Millionen Dollar zusammenzubekommen. Vor Angst nahe am Nervenzusammenbruch wartet Margaret auf die Übergabe, doch nur ein Zwilling, Kelly, kehrt zurück. Die andere Tochter sei erkrankt und gestorben, lassen die Entführer wissen. Margaret ist hin und her gerissen zwischen Freude über Kellys Rückkehr und Verzweiflung über Kathys Tod. Doch mitten im Gedenkgottesdienst fängt Kelly zum ersten Mal seit ihrer Heimkehr wieder zu sprechen an: »Kathy hat so Angst vor der Frau! Mami, du musst sie auch heimholen.«
Category: Fiction