How Hollywood represented women and flappers in the 1920s
This presentation will explore the common perception of the flapper during the 1920s. I will be making a PowerPoint and designing a collage with my perception of the activities and hobbies that flappers would do and how Hollywood would define flappers in film as well. The goal of this project is to create a PowerPoint presentation as well with two collages that displays activities and hobbies that flappers would do and how Hollywood would these gender in film as well, I will also be shortly describing how the Victorian Era wanted women to behave in opposition with how women in the 1920s changed opposed these gender spheres. Flappers had as much to do with behavior as it did with appearance; they displayed a carefree disregard for authority and morality. They drank heavily in defiance of Prohibition, smoked, embraced new shocking dances like the Charleston, the Shimmy, and the Black Bottom. They used slang, drove fast, and freely took lovers, resulting in many young women getting pregnant and also getting jobs. Popular styles of the 1920s focused on the display of the slim, youthful body through the use of short skirts and dropped waists. Their makeup consisted of wearing dark red lipstick, lots of rouge, and thick black lines around their eyes.