THE JAZZ AGE by Marvin and William Cahn Barrett


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This short text is meant to accompany over 250 photographs ""covering all phases of the twenties, from the Charleston to bootlegging."" Beginning with Wilson at Versailles and ending with the crash of October, 1929, as many phases, fads, celebrities and events of the decade as may conveniently be woven into the highly evocative style of the authors are brought up, briefly illuminated and tied into the next theme. Among the more important items present are Lindbergh, Aimee Semple McPherson, the Snyder-Gray and Hall-Mills cases, the bobbed hair, the movies, the Harding and Coolidge administrations, Al Capone, etc., etc. The material is handled and organized very well, and depending on the quality of the photographs and their reproduction, the book should make a strong bid for favor as a Christmas gift item for the nostalgic old or the curious young.

Pub Date: Nov. 13th, 1959
Publisher: Putnam