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serious interest in the roaring twenties & the dirty thirties

1920s - 1930s flappers, vamps & molls
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This is a particular flappers-era community: with a focus on women writers, artists, thinkers, movers, shakers, builders & the occasional revolutionary.

This is a community for those modern souls who find themselves a bit obsessed with the novellas of Jean Rhys, or the Diaries of Anais Nin, or perhaps the poetry (and quips) of Dorothy Parker, or the plays of Anita Loos, OR the novels of Colette, ...or the brevity of Djuna Barnes, OR the madness of Anna Kavan, or... the brutal honesty of Violette leDuc, OR... the cinema of Mae West, Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, & countless others, etc. etc., ... the list goes on ad infinitum.

Simone de Beauvoir, Rainer Maria Rilke, Lou-Andreas Salome, Anna Akhmatova, Marina Tsvetaeva, the Lost Generation, Paris, Vienna, Berlin, Chicago, New York, Boston, San Fransisco, The new Deal, Carnies, the depression, speakeasies, jazz joints, dives, molls, vamps, Flappers & Philosophers, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, ...But They Marry Brunettes, Voyage in the Dark, Good Morning, Midnight; Kiki of Montparnasse, rolled stockings, Pandoras Box, The Blue Angel, Talkies, Silent Pictures, Jazz Babies, The beautiful and the Damned, Bright Young Things, Flapper Jane, the Art Nouveau period leading up to the twenties, Modern Art, Amerciana, Womens Right to Vote, Prohibition, twenties slang, Bobs, bobbed hair, face paint, classic 20s and 30s films, art deco architecture, fashion, design, poster art & lifestyle, Theda Bara, Pola Negri, kohl-lined eyes, Montparnasse, between the world wars history & more.

Do you find yourself attracted to imagery of Lulu in a dark bob, intense stare and mysterious smirk? Are you thrilled catching a silent picture or even better Barbara Stanwyk or Greta Garbo playing Vamp to a Doomed leading Man?

Are you fascinated by the psycholigically incisive literature or philosophical writings of the era? How about the fashion or style or music?

This is not a community dedicated to posting images of onesself in bobbed hair and cupie doll lips or taking 'online quizzes' about which Ida Lupino character you're most like.

This is a page ONLY for Flapper; 1920s, 1930s - related ARTICLES, ESSAYS, COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, PHOTOGRAPHS (2 + images in LJ cut please, thanks), Flapper lingo, era-related film and culture discussion and the like.

There are other communities on LJ to post your latest cam capture of a Lulu inspired pose or quizzes or offtopic postings.

I look forward to watching this community grow!


The Politics of Women's Fashion in 1920s France


Posing a Threat: Flappers, Chorus Girls, and Other Brazen Performers of the American 1920s
by Angela J. Latham

The 20's & 30's: Flappers & Vamps
by Cally Blackman

by Claire Rayner

Two Flappers in Paris
by Anon

Flappers, Bootleggers, "Typhoid Mary" and the Bomb: An Anecdotal History of the U.S. from 1923-1945
by Barrington Boardman

The Twenties: Fords, Flappers, and Fanatics.
by George Edwin Mowry (Editor)

The 20s and 30s: Flappers and Vamps (20th Century Fashion)
by Cally Blackman

F. Scott Fitzgerald: This Side of Paradise, Flappers and Philosophers (Gramercy Modern Classics)
by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Virgins, vamps, and flappers : The American silent movie heroine
by Sumiko Higashi

Women and the popular imagination in the twenties : flappers and nymphs
by Billie Melman

Vamp: The Rise and Fall of Theda Bara
by Eve Golden

Vamps: An Illustrated History of the Femme Fatale
by Pam Keesey

LuLu in Hollywood
by Louise Brooks

Three Plays by Mae West: Sex the Drag and Pleasure Man
by Lillian Schlissel (Editor), Mae West

The Roaring Twenties (World History)
by David Pietrusza

The Roaring Twenties
by R. Conrad Stein, Conrad Stein