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A model poses for Edward Steichen in Vogue (November 1925), wearing an embellished headdress by Suzanne Talbot

A model poses for Edward Steichen in Vogue (November 1925), wearing an embellished headdress by Suzanne Talbot

Hedy Lamarr - Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler - 1914/2000 - Actrice Américaine - Extase/Le démon de la chair/Samson et Dalila

Hedy Lamarr - Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler - 1914/2000 - Actrice Américaine - Extase/Le démon de la chair/Samson et Dalila

In the 1920s, many Americans found the flapper incredibly threatening. Flappers represented a new moral order.  Although they were the daughters of the middle class, they flouted middle-class values. They shrugged off their chaperones.  Worse still, they danced suggestively and openly flirted with boys.  Flappers prized style over substance, novelty over tradition, and pleasure over virtue.

In the 1920s, many Americans found the flapper incredibly threatening. Flappers represented a new moral order. Although they were the daughters of the middle class, they flouted middle-class values. They shrugged off their chaperones. Worse still, they danced suggestively and openly flirted with boys. Flappers prized style over substance, novelty over tradition, and pleasure over virtue.

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