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(Aug 11, 2009)
"Flappers, Speakeasies, and the Birth of Modern Culture" is a documentary which examines the culture and characters of the Jazz Age through the decade's heroine, the flapper. The flapper broke all of the rules. Through her daring sense of style, her free-spirited behavior, and her controversial attitude she forever redefined the role of women in society.
The documentary features rare archival footage and photos, as well as insightful interviews from experts of the period, from such as Anthony Slide (Film Historian of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), Paula S. Fass (Professor-UC Berkeley and author of "The Damned and the Beautiful: American Youth in the 1920s"), and Gerald Wilson (esteemed bandleader and composer.) This documentary is a "must see" for anyone interested in women's studies, film and media studies, or the 1920's.