Wednesday 27 July 2011

A Dangerous Year For Women!

What a dangerous year 1926 was!  I was reading through "These Tremendous Years 1919-1938" and came across practically the only page in which all the pictures were of women.

Some women really lived on the edge!

Cloche hats caused rashes - remember to ventilate the space behind the ears, ladies!

Immodest grannies could wear short skirts!  (Look out, Nelly!)

Dancing the Charleston could seriously damage your health and, as for jazz - that was barbaric!

Don't know why, but I love this picture!
And as for this woman - Anita Loos (writer of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) - what a dreadful effect she had on the morals of the British public!  I googled her and she seems to have had an amazing life - must find out more!

Anita Loos

So, girls, lets raise a glass to the women who defied convention ... and had a great time doing it!

Go girl!
Or as we say in Scotland - Gaun yirsel, hen!
Love, Liz


Jem said...

I'll drink to that!

This is fascinating Liz - rashes behind the ears, 3 yards of fabric instead of 7, jazz subverting 'beauty'. It was all going on!

Jem xXx

Nelly said...

Glas is raised Cheers matey xxx

Kylie said...

Brilliant post Liz...loved it x

Mimi and Tilly said...

What a fantastic post, I really enjoyed it. Love the photographs! Em x

claire said...

oooo off to find my glass.....x

Unknown said...

It's hard to choose but my favourite era I think! A great post xx

Nick said...

It is amazing that women survived such hurdles. We must be a very stron bunch indeed.