Was she a flapper or a ballerina? What made her such an influential figure? Was she actually a flapper or a ballerina? These were fascinating mysteries for the female flapper, and she was the first to really deal with them.
The female flapper developed a reputation during the 1920s, but her early flirtations with the male flappers did not last long. After her first flapper career ended in 1926, she became quite isolated. While she remained on active service in the U.S. Navy, she rarely left the U.S.
As noted, though, there was not really a female flapper in the U.S. until the 1920s. And, to make matters more interesting for the study of female flappers, the earliest of the earliest American flappers was actually quite a lovable guy. One of the most famous members of the first female flappers’ circle was Frank Noland, a naval officer who lived in Philadelphia where he worked as a flapper, flatter, dancer, and author in the 1900s. For many decades, he was both a friend and an admirer of the female flappers, and many stories and photographs exist that chronicle the friendship.
How many famous girls did you know at school? How many did you date in high school? What was your “life story”? What were your parents’ views? How did you experience sexism in your life?
The answers to these questions can help us understand where the female flapper came from and what it was like to be a woman in the United States during the 1920s.
When you answer the survey questions, you can add these other interesting questions that you will probably want to answer: How did you begin? Was it early in the 1920s? Was it later? Did you have a family? Did you have a job? Was your childhood a childhood? Did your parents have jobs? How long did things last? What was the norm for female employees as well as the women who did not have jobs? How did your parents or grandparents make and manage money? How did you see that money? How did you live? What about the working class? How did you see it?
If you take only one or two of these survey questions, you’ll be fine and it will make for a wonderful short story or novel, but if you take many, you may find yourself writing a much more interesting story that has a more complex and nuanced social or psychological