Monday, April 29, 2013

When flappers ruled the Earth: how dance helped women's liberation -The Guardian

Josephine Baker at the Casino of Paris in 1939.

A really interesting article about women of the 20s, Charleston, Josephine Baker and the liberation on women in The Guardian.

"Having endured racial abuse and discrimination back home, Baker was now advertising beauty products that allowed white women to mimic her own glossy cropped hair, her burnished skin and supple silhouette. It was an astonishing turnaround for her. But it also demonstrated the power that the symbols of the jazz age – its clothes, music and dancing – had to cut across social barriers."

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