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Flappers, Speakeasies, and the Birth of Modern Culture

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"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.

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  • Directors: Anthony Mercaldi
  • Writers: Anthony Mercaldi
  • Producers: Anthony Mercaldi
  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Studio: CreateSpace
  • DVD Release Date: August 11, 2009
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002L6HAWC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,366 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This DVD is great for flapper fans, such as myself, or anyone who is interested in 1920's culture and history.

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Just saw at a NYC downtown film festival last night - it was great. High quality production, interesting information and video clips. Highly recommend.
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This is a very good film. I have used it from Prime in the past for my classroom studies on the 1920s. I'm very disappointed it is no longer available.
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They say history repeats itself. After watching the flappers video I tend to agree. We went from the era of over indulgence to depression in the twenties. And we have pretty much done the same thing today. Instead with the monetary controls in place we were able to stop the slide into a depression. Women are now leading the numbers in the work force and the media has taken control.
Thats why I like looking back in time because you see what is ahead of you.
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