Arrgh! She curled her long hair and wore a bandeau. Big deal. Nobody there looked like the 20’s. The grey fringed get-ups were cheap pretend 20’s costumes no one wore in real life!
Did she make all her friends buy the same outfit? I totally agree that nothing in the pictures looked like the 20s.
We’ve all heard of Betty Boop. But how many of you knew that she was based off of a BLACK woman.
Yes Betty Boop was based off of Ms.Esther Jones known by her stage name “Baby Esther”. She was an African-American singer and entertainer of the 1920’s. Her singing trademark was “Boop oop da doop” hence the name Betty Boop! She performed regularly at the cotton club in Harlem,New York.
This IS NOT Baby Esther. This photo is of Olya, taken in 2008 by a Russian-based studio, Retro Atelier. As for the claims that Betty Boop are based on Baby Esther, those are tenuous, at best. Helen Kane may have seen her act at some point and Betty Boop is widely thought to be based on Kane, though that claim was thrown out of court. (I have no doubt Boop was based on Kane, myself. Find more info on Baby Esther(Esther Jones) and the whole thing here.)
I missed the 82nd anniversary of the publishing of Save Me the Waltz!
It was published on October 7, 1932. It had a printing of 3,010 copies and had a green linen cover. The novel only sold 1,392 copies and she received $120.73. Reviews were mostly negative in part because it was not proofread before being published so there were many typos in the novel.
Julianna’s Sweet 16 used fashions and decorations from the Roaring ’20s to set a Great Gatsby theme. “No one usually does it,” Julianna responded when asked why she used the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel as inspiration. “It’s fun, very classy. It takes you back in time.”
I’ve heard of a ton Great Gatsby themed parties. But I really hope they at least played out the ending to the book, if someone doesn’t die at the end is it really a Great Gatsby party?
Also it is really weird to be covering birthday parties for teens.
I added a new tag for original posts but I’ve only tagged back to April of this year. I’m trying to really organize the tags, I wasn’t so great at it in the beginning of this blog.
Frida Kahlo at Xochimilco, Mexico, 1937 by Fritz Henle
A sketch done in Photoshop in my Digital art class. Inspired by Zelda Sayre and the flapper life style.
F Scott Fitzgerald said that to a reporter on the eve of their wedding.
-Sometimes Madness is Wisdom by Kendall Taylor pg 65
From Abel Gance’s anti-war masterpiece J’Accuse (1919).