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Author Mackrell, Judith.

Title Flappers : six women of a dangerous generation / Judith Mackrell.

Edition First American edition.
Publication Info. New York : Sarah Crichton Books/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Biography  BIO MACKRELL    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  920.72 MAC    AVAILABLE
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Description xiii, 488 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents List of illustrations -- Author's note and acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Diana -- Nancy -- Tamara -- Tallulah -- Zelda -- Josephine -- Diana -- Tallulah -- Nancy -- Zelda -- Tamara -- Josephine -- Epilogue -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary "Judith Mackrell's Flappers: Six Women of a Dangerous Generation explores the ethos of that restless generation, starting with its first fashionable acts of rebellion before World War I and continuing to the Wall Street crash of 1929, discovering what exemplified the range and daring of the flapper spirit. We meet Lady Diana Cooper, whose coterie included some of the most influential intellectuals and aristocrats of the time; Nancy Cunard, the steamship heiress; Tallulah Bankhead, the politically outspoken actress; Zelda Fitzgerald, whose tumultuous relationship with F. Scott was often tabloid fodder; Josephine Baker, the African American dancer, singer, and actress who relinquished her citizenship and moved to France; and Tamara de Lempicka, the Polish-born art deco painter. These women were far from typical flappers--they made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age. Talented, reckless, and willful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they rewrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining, and tragic ways."
Subject Cooper, Diana, 1892-1986.
Cunard, Nancy, 1896-1965.
Bankhead, Tallulah, 1902-1968.
Fitzgerald, Zelda, 1900-1948.
Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975.
Lempicka, Tamara de, 1898-1980.
Women -- Biography.
Celebrities -- Biography.
Artists -- Biography.
Women -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
Sex customs -- History -- 20th century.
Sex role -- History -- 20th century.
Popular culture -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 9780374156084
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