Category Archives: Beauty

1920s First Lady Grace Coolidge

1924 White House Portrait of Grace Coolidge by Howard Chandler Christy First Lady Grace Coolidge personified Roaring Twenties glam in her White House Portrait. With her beloved collie, Rob Roy, Grace Coolidge posed for Howard Chandler Christy in 1924. President … Continue reading

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Dine Like You’re At the Hotel del Coronado!

Photo courtesy of Patrick and Penny Matthews The Hotel del Coronado opened in 1888. In 1891, President Benjamin Harrison became the first of ten Presidents to revel in its grandeur. Royalty, movie stars, and the rest of us have enjoyed … Continue reading

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To Live in the 1920s

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Modern Priscilla

Grace spies a copy of Modern Priscilla while investigating two nearly simultaneous deaths in the upcoming release, Cher Ami. Modern Priscilla embraced Roaring Twenties vitality. By soliciting stories and letters from readers, it created a community.

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The Artist

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK7pfLlsUQM With The Artist winning the Oscar for Best Picture, the Roaring Twenties are rocking again! It’s a tribute to the actors — including one very talented Jack Russell Terrier — that a silent film could be so mesmerizing. George … Continue reading

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Roaring Twenties Advertising and The New Yorker

Although Mad Men is great to watch, as I expect anything including actor Jon Hamm would be, for an unparalleled advertising era, look to the Roaring Twenties. An advertisement for Corona In Colors, specifically Moutain Ash Scarlet, promises that “Even … Continue reading

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Lois Long’s Turmoil of the Holidays

No can tell it like Lois Long aka Lipstick at The New Yorker. In December 1926, she wrote: “The turmoil of the holidays now being upon us, people with headaches and hangovers are wistfully contemplating exeunts either to the bracing … Continue reading

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Lipstick on Martinis

” With her love for cocktails and wit, Lois Long reviewed speakeasies for The New Yorker. She signed her articles “Lipstick” and defined 1920s Flapper style. She would famously show up at The New Yorker at about 4 a.m. without … Continue reading

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Flapper Fashion

The Prohibition Era flask in a garter belt was optional.  Bobbed hair was mandatory.  Beaded wrist purses carried art deco compact mirrors for checking rouged knees between dances.  Scalloped hemlines embodied the defiant freedom Flappers embraced with fashion.  “In his blue gardens men and girls came and went … Continue reading

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Finishing School From The Roaring Twenties To Today

In Splendid Summer, socialite Grace Wentworth completes Finishing School abroad, returns home, and discovers that her guardian uncle is dead and her trust fund is empty.  It’s the Roaring Twenties and most professions exclude women.  Grace jokes that all she learned … Continue reading

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