A flapper and a flirt, she was white, middle-class and Midwestern.
Was Ruth a modern woman, a young flapper , or a traditional housewife and mother?
Moreover, the flapper , independent and rebellious, was both a standardized image and an individualized one, as young women adopted a stance that made them both subjects of the gaze and objects of it.
The so-called modern girl's agency was largely restricted to new choices of clothing, make-up, and hair style that created a package resembling the get-up of the American flapper .
Whether the goody-goody Gibson girl or the dancing flapper , the single woman finally had purchasing power.
I knew the last surviving daughter as well and she was a pistol, married eight times, a former flapper from the Twenties.
Upon entering, a charming flapper greets you and beckons you to see the 1920's show.
Leading this group was a gorgeous blonde flapper dressed in darling scarlet and smoking a cigarette carelessly.
Considering this, it is not surprising that the dance's origins can be traced back to the roaring twenties - the time of the flappers and the first Miss America contest.
Cocktail parties and distilled spirits became the rage - as glamorous as flappers , swing dancing, and jazz.