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FlappersFlappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flappers were seen as brash for wearing excessive makeup, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking, driving automobiles and otherwise flouting social and sexual norms.

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U.S.A. DANCE. STYLE. Louise Brooks ( 1906 –1985), ca. 1923. American dancer and actress, noted for popularizing the flapper style. Flappers were a "new breed" of young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and listened to jazz. Flappers were seen as brash for, drinking, treating sex in a casual manner, smoking and driving automobiles. Flappers had their origins in the Roaring Twenties and increased transatlantic cultural exchange that followed the end of…

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Flapper-A young woman, especially one in the 1920s who showed disdain for conventional dress and behavior.

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Doris Eaton Travis was a Broadway and film performer, dance instructor, and author. She was also the last surviving Ziegfeld girl. Travis began performing onstage as a young child, and made her Broadway debut at the age of 13.

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