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Leaving Behind The Paris I Knew And Loved In 1939

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.24.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

n the Europe of the 1920s and 1930s, child rearing conventions were centered on not 'spoiling' the children with affection and freedom. We were never kissed nor told we were loved. I shook hands with my parents and curtsied when greeting adults. Respectful, quiet, and obedient.

What It Was Like To Grow Up In Paris In The 1920s

Dr. Natasha Josefowitz | Posted 08.17.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Natasha Josefowitz

When my grandmother called my father to say that a redheaded girl had been born, he just hung up, disappointed. He had hoped for a boy. My mother called me Natasha after her favorite character in Tolstoy's 'War and Peace.'

Happy Birthday, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 07.24.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Despite strife and money troubles, illness and depression and The Great Depression, their honeymoon went on for the next twenty years. If you don't believe that, just read Scott and Zelda's letters to each other.

F. Scott Fitzgerald Invented Gatsby in This House

Sarah Stodola | Posted 05.18.2015 | Travel
Sarah Stodola

It's become somewhat of a national pastime to recreate the milieu of F. Scott Fitzgerald, especially in the summer months, when flapper dresses and resurrected cocktails are easiest to flaunt.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's First Draft of 'The Great Gatsby'

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.27.2015 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today, the earliest surviving manuscript draft of The Great Gatsby rests in a high-security, climate-controlled vault in Princeton, New Jersey. However, this manuscript is not the first draft of the novel. Only two pages of that survive.

Don't Rain on Her Parade: Kimberly Faye Greenberg Brings Fanny Brice to Fabulous Life

Jaime Lubin | Posted 04.26.2015 | Arts
Jaime Lubin

It seems Kimberly was destined to play bold, brassy, determined ladies of the twentieth century - -women who defied the odds of class, ethnicity and appearance to get exactly where they wanted to go.

To See What Your Kids Are Missing, Crack This Book

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.18.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

The contemporary kid's dawn-to-dusk schedule runs over an unusual fact: The most crucial, the most fussed-about, the most prideful chunk of the long-ago kid's education is gone. Completely absent. One-hundred-percent missing in action.

Instagram, Aby Warburg, and the Physical Structure of the Internet

Matthew Israel | Posted 09.13.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

#1 Consciousness on-off switch discovered deep in brain "One moment you're conscious, the next you're not. For the first time, researchers have switc...

Great Aunt Alice, the Blue-Backed 'Speller' and the Vixens in the Bramble

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 06.07.2014 | Women
Elizabeth Boleman-Herring

On the flyleaf of my Great Aunt Alice's, and only later my mother's "Blue Backed Speller," two names are either erased or crossed out (Ella Morgan, 1918, and Cordelia King, 1919), and a third bears two dates.

How Walt Disney Animation Studios Evolved Mickey Mouse Backwards for Get A Horse!

Jim Hill | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

It's the question that most animation professionals ask immediately after they've seen Get A Horse! How did Walt Disney Animation Studios actually pull that short off?

What Lana Del Rey's 'Young And Beautiful' Would Sound Like In The 1920s

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Do you ever wonder what certain contemporary pop songs might have sounded like if they had been created in a wholly different era? If so, you can cros...

Meet The Radio Host Who Turned His Teenage Passion Into a Lifelong Pursuit

The Huffington Post | Gregory Beyer | Posted 12.18.2013 | Entertainment

When it came time for Rich Conaty to choose a college, it wasn’t the academics, or the athletics, or even the architecture that influenced him. It w...

The Vexed Jazz-Age Relationship of The New Yorker and F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

Today we are well accustomed to having some of the most enduring names in American letters long associated with The New Yorker: John Updike, appearing there for nearly sixty years; E. B. White; James Thurber; John Cheever; Rachel Carson; John McPhee; and many more. However, The New Yorker was a newcomer in 1925.

Self-Made Men and Their Happy Place

Anna Musky-Goldwyn | Posted 02.03.2014 | Entertainment
Anna Musky-Goldwyn

In the years to come these moguls found their way out to California, settled in a little town called Hollywood, and built an empire that occupies a space in all of our hearts and minds in some way or another.

Happy Birthday, F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 11.24.2013 | Books
Anne Margaret Daniel

A glittering success as a writer when he was just 24, Fitzgerald died 20 years later still a young man, with most of his works unread by the public in 1940, and his status as one of the finest, and most popular, American writers yet to be established.

Flapper Crowd Descends on New York's Governors Island for a Bee's Knees Time

Hanna Kozlowska | Posted 09.04.2013 | New York
Hanna Kozlowska

The increasingly popular two-day event, held for the eighth time and hosted by Michael Arenella's Dreamland Orchestra attracted hundreds of visitors in Great Gatsby-esque attire.

The Julian Petroleum Scandal and the Murder of Hollywood Icon Motley Flint

Casey Scharf | Posted 09.16.2013 | Crime
Casey Scharf

This July, some eight and a half decades after my great-grandfather's psychotic breakdown and subsequent murder of Motley Flint, my family remembers how little things have changed.

LOOK: Vintage Etiquette Guide Bans Ridiculous Things

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.16.2013 | HuffPost Home

Find out the rule that would keep this woman out of your house.

PHOTO: Yet Another Reason We're Glad It's Not The '20s

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.09.2013 | HuffPost Home

In my mind, there's no other way to read the prevailing statement in this vintage appliance ad except with sarcasm. Flickr photo from JoeWolf ...

Old Washington Traffic Jam on Pennsylvania Avenue

Ghosts of DC | Posted 07.17.2013 | DC
Ghosts of DC

Check out this awesome photo that we dug up through a little Googling. Think traffic is bad today? This looks nasty.

4 Steps To Gorgeous 'Gatsby' Wedding Makeup

Robert Applebaum, M.D. | Posted 07.10.2013 | Weddings
Robert Applebaum, M.D.

Whether you want the perfect authentic complement to your 1920s influenced wedding gown or simply want to make a strong, chic statement with your makeup, this 1920s look is a sophisticated way to ensure all eyes are on you during your big day.

Dating in the 1920s: Lipstick, Booze and the Origins of Slut-Shaming

HowAboutWe | Posted 07.09.2013 | Women
HowAboutWe

What was life really like for young people in the '20s, the decade that ushered in the women's liberation movement, Amelia Earhart and the birth of dating?

PHOTOS: How To Have The Ultimate 'Great Gatsby'-Inspired Wedding

Posted 04.23.2013 | Weddings

The countdown to the film release of 'The Great Gatsby' is on -- May 10! -- and we can't wait. The film's trailer has already had a huge impact on wed...

Is Bryan Ferry the Real "Great Gatsby"? (VIDEO)

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.03.2013 | Entertainment
Kristi York Wooten

Blatant Fitzgeraldian references abound, so it's no surprise (and only slightly coincidental) that The Jazz Age makes its debut as a gentle predecessor to director Baz Lurhman's highly-anticipated remake of The Great Gatsby, which opens the 2013 Cannes Film Festival in May.

Art Deco Weekend Miami Is the Bee's Knees

La Carmina | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
La Carmina

Every January, Art Deco Weekend turns South Beach into a sea of fringe and pincurls. Over 300,000 people gather in Miami's historic district to celebrate the Jazz Age.