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What is a petting party in the 1920s?

A petting party is a party sponsored by an adult in a pet’s bedroom. The host will invite one or more guests, usually in small groups of 3, into a room that has a door and a bed. After a couple of minutes of chatting about the weather, the host will go to the window, […]

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Who invented flapper dress?

We’re still talking about it. Here’s a great example of the style that started it all.” —Randi Weston on the origins of the flapper dress “When it was first introduced, a woman with a high armpit was seen as a freak, as the person who couldn’t run, which was a lot of people!” —John Tesh […]

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How were flappers different from previous generations?

What were the motivations behind this change? I spent most of my life teaching flappers to fly. I loved that they were not afraid, that they used all the skills that modern pilots had learned in the cockpit. They used the wind, they used their body. And I loved that they did not give in […]

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Whats a flapper in a toilet?

“What’s this?” said the man, looking on his mobile phone. “I had to put the toilet on the floor but nothing’s got stuck!” “I can fix it,” the man replied. “I work at the hotel, but the staff won’t come in here.” “What a lot of the staff are doing isn’t what you do at […]

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Did flappers wear long gloves?

Yes, as much as we hate them, they are necessary to make sure the gloves stay in good condition. Many flappers use only one glove in their uniform and wear one only in the evenings. The other would have to be taken out of the bag during the period of high activity, so that it […]

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What did flappers symbolize?

The traditional flapper dress was often the first item to be worn when joining a group, but it was not the only item to be worn by the flappers. From the 1920s to the 1960s the traditional flapper dress was replaced by dresses designed to emulate the style of flapper women from the 1920s and […]

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How did flappers express their freedom?

In this book I have chosen to focus on their dress which is most popular, and perhaps for good reason. The traditional flapper dress is an all-American form of dress, in which the dress is typically cut short and the body is more closely covered than it might be in other cultures. The typical flapper […]

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What kind of coats did flappers wear?

The women that flapped their coats were very particular about what was included on their coats. They often wore very formal pieces, and most of these are still in use, despite what many claim has occurred in the past. Many women flapped their coats as much as they flapped their hair, which was often long […]

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Whats a flapper in a toilet?

— Glynis Gebbens (@GlynisGebbens) September 16, 2015 And, on the subject of the flapper’s in a toilet, this tweet by Australian author Nick Whiting sums it up most succinctly: The flapper is a simple object. A flat, flat object. That’s it. The Flapper in a toilet in Sydney is an object that is flat, flat, […]

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Who was the most famous flapper of the 1920s?

She had an uncanny resemblance to a red-headed, blue-eyed blonde bombshell named Dorothy Fields. The first American woman to win the Miss America contest, Fields made a splash in 1920 when she was crowned Miss New York. In her debut interview on the cover of the June issue of LIFE magazine, she explained why she […]