Tag Archives: The New Yorker

Toast the Repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 2013

Toast the 80th Anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 2013 with your favorite libation. Before Sex and the City, there was Lois Long, writing for The New Yorker in Roaring Twenties Manhattan. I noticed the homage to … Continue reading

Posted in Patriotism | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Toast the Repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 2013

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

Posted in Beauty, Roaring Twenties | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Roaring Twenties Advertising and The New Yorker

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

Posted in Beauty, Roaring Twenties | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off on Lois Long’s Turmoil of the Holidays

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

Posted in 1920s, Beauty, Roaring Twenties | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lipstick on Martinis