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

Elizabeth Boleman-Herring | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 02.21.2014 | 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.

Mickey Mouse Gets a Retro Makeover for the Disney Channel's New Series of 2D Animated Shorts

Jim Hill | Posted 05.12.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Expect to see a pie-eyed Mouse starring in all-new animated adventures that will take these classic Disney characters from Paris to Tokyo to the Alps and NYC and all points in between.

How To Have A Wedding Straight Out Of 'Downton Abbey'

www.hellomagazine.com | Posted 11.05.2012 | Weddings

The third season of ITV's hit period-drama marked the brink of the jazz age as old customs and costumes were thrown up for 1920's glamour. But nowhere...

The Roaring 20s Appears In Times Square

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.30.2012 | Arts

These days Times Square is possibly avoided more often than sought out, defined by swarms of tourists, overpriced trinkets and all-consuming advertise...

What The 1920s Was Really Like

Monte Schulz | Posted 05.30.2012 | Books
Monte Schulz

When I began writing my novels of the Jazz Age, it was easy to chase flappers and fedoras. However, the 1920s were not just gangsters and bootlegging, nor were they only a gin-soaked riot of parties and high-toned glamour.

Michel Hazanavicius' The Artist Goes Beyond Words & Wins Awards

Brad Balfour | Posted 03.25.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

A Q&A with director Hazanavicius is excerpted from an exclusive roundtable held before The Artist's American debut at the 2011 New York Film Festival.

PHOTOS: Louise Brooks' 1920's Style

The Huffington Post | Jada Wong | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Late actress Louise Brooks didn’t talk in her silent movies, but she didn't have to -- her looks said it all. The Kansas native’s signature short ...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Artists' Muses and Mistresses

Posted 11.15.2011 | Arts

The old saying tells us that "Behind every great man there is a great woman," but oftentimes artists keep their beauties right where they can see them...

Millesime Bar/Salon in the Carlton Hotel Is a Classy, Jazzy Affair

Michelle Won | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Michelle Won

We walked in to the sound of live jazz music, in a cavernous space of dark wood and leather. I literally felt transported to a different era.