Monday, April 13, 2015

Resources- the 1920s

Up next in my resource series (last time I did it on Japan), is the 1920s. This wonderful era is known for flappers and loose morals, and also sits in between WWI and WWII. My book, Those Crazy Years, is an alternative history of the 1920s, set in a version of New York City and Chicago.

This is not a nearly complete list of resources I'd like to give you, but for the moment, this is what I've been able to come up with. If you have any other resources (no matter how obscure), please comment below with what they are (they don't have to have links online, as long as you give us enough information to be able to reasonably find them ourselves, that's fine). Also, sadly, some of my favorite resources are no longer existing or for some reason I can't access them.

In any case, I'd continue to update this as I go. But remember that many more resources are simply found through Google and its many sub-resources (like Google Books and Google Scholar). Remember that if you're writing anything other than fiction, it's always a good idea to back up anything in particular you find with at least two other sources unless its something that's common knowledge. Also, its always a good idea to let other people know where you get your information from (citations, people!).

Videos
1920s Films
Get Your Man- Clara Bow Silent Film
"IT" 1/7
"Troll of the Sea" 1/5

Other Films about the 1920s
The Ingenues- Band Beautiful
The Roaring Twenties Part I
The Roaring twenties Part II
Bits of Life in Japan 1920s
Japanese life in the 1920s
Japan: Kyoto: After the Great Kanto Earthquake
The Great Kanto Earthquake
Driving a Model T
1924 Model T Ford

Magazine Articles 
Social Jottings from Newport
Women in Prison
Charles Lindbergh- International Hero
My Friend- Babe Ruth
Babe Ruth- Trivia List
Mabel Walker Williebrandt- Enforcer of Prohibition
Undercover Prohibition Enforcer- Izzy Einstein
Shell Shocked New Yorkers
A Census of Skyscrapers
I'd like to Show You Harlem
Theda Bara

Articles
Flappers
Flapper Articles Search (Old Magazines.com)
A Flapper's Appeal to Parents
The Flappers Flapped
Flapper's Rebellion
In Praise of Flappers
A Flapper's Quest for Comfortable Fashion
A Case against the Youth Generation
The Flapper as a Religious Force

Other Articles
What was New York like in the 1920s?
The Parisian Life in the 1920s
Midnight in Paris: A Historical View
The Future According to the 1920s
Bestselling Books in the 1920s
History of American Journalism: 1920s
Guide on the Etiquette in the 1920s
1920s American Culture: City Life and Values
Harlem in the 1920s


Websites
History.com- the 1920s
1920-30.com
The Roaring Twenties Sounds

Slang
Buzzfeed- 1920s Slang
Dieselpunks- Flapper's dictionary
Slang of the Twenties
Flapper's Dictionary
Gatsby's Slang
Jazz Age Slang
A Flapper's Dictionary
How to Sound like the Bee's Knees
Flapper Slang Talk
Slang of the 1920s
Gangster Talk

Culture
The Great Harry Houdini
Houdini's Magic Tricks
Exposing Houdini's Tricks of Magic
Dance Styles of the 1920s
Inventions of the 1920s
1920s-music
Food Decades- 1920s
Food Prices in the 1920s
1920s Homes
Psychiatric Hospital Treatment 1920s


Prohibition 
Alcolhol Prohibition and the Criminal Underworld it Spawned
Inside 1920s Speakeasies

Clothing
1920s Hairstyles
20s Clothing
Flapper Fashion 1920s
Clothing of the 1920s
1920s Flapper Dresses
1920s Fashion Men
How to Gatsby
Gallery 1920s
Fashion in the 1920s
1920s in Western Fashion

1920s Crime and Law
The Untouchables
Encyclopedia- Chicago History- The Untouchables
Historical Reality of The Untouchables
Untouchables
Wikipedia- the Untouchables
Bio.com- Elliot Ness
Elliot Ness- The Real Story
Elliot Ness- Actually Untouchable except When It came to Women
My Al Capone Museum- Elliot Ness

The Forty Thieves 
How the Forty Elephants girl gang terrorized 19th century London
The Tale of the Forty Thieves: Alice Diamond and the All Girl Gang that terrorized London
Girl gang's grip on London underworld revealed
Wikipedia- Forty Elephants
Wikipedia- Maggie Hill
The Badass girl gang that ruled London's underworld
Hoodlums in Bloomers
Diamond Alice's Forty Thieves


Other Crime and Law
Al Capone
About.com- Al Capone
Stephanie St. Clair
Sex, Murder, and Fame in Jazz Age Chicago
Muderesses Row: guns, gams, and glamour in 1920s Chicago

Flappers
Reference.com- Flapper
About.com- References- Flappers
London's Roaring Twenties

Other Resources
Clever Girl Helps- Tagged 1920s

Fiction Books
The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libby Bray
Bright Young Things (Bright Young Things #1) by Anna Godbersen
Born of Illusion (Born of Illusion #1) by Teri Brown
Vixen (Flappers #1) by Jillian Larkin
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

Books
The 1920s

Skyline; a reporter's reminiscence of the 1920s. Fowler, Gene,

Babbitts and bohemians; the American 1920s. Stevenson, Elizabeth,

Jive at five : the style-makers of jazz, 1920s-1940s 

Middlebrow moderns : popular American women writers of the 1920s 

Rethinking the Great Depression / Gene Smiley.

Women of the Klan : racism and gender in the 1920s / Kathleen M. Blee.

The dame in the kimono : Hollywood, censorship, and the production code from the 1920s to the 1960s Leff, Leonard J.

The jazz age : the 20s / by the editors of Time-Life Books.

Six tales of the jazz age, and other stories. Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott)

Harlem speaks : a living history of the Harlem Renaissance / edited by Cary D. Wintz.

The rest is noise : listening to the twentieth century / Alex Ross.

Twentieth-century American fashion / edited by Linda Welters and Patricia A. Cunningham

Only yesterday; an informal history of the nineteen-twenties. Allen, Frederick Lewis

The twenties in America / editor, Carl Rollyson.

Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and the Twenties / Ronald Berman.


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