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1 March 2010 (USA) See more »
Explores the culture and characters of the Jazz Age through the decade's heroine, the flapper. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Christina Giagos ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Clara Bow ... Herself (archive footage)

Louise Brooks ... Herself (archive footage)

Joan Crawford ... Herself (archive footage)
Gretchen Martin ... Bebe Daniels (voice)

Directed by
Anthony Mercaldi 
Produced by
Anthony Mercaldi .... producer
Film Editing by
Anthony Mercaldi 
Visual Effects by
Tighe Damron .... visual effects
Thomas L. Wentworth .... visual effects supervisor


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50 min


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Overall good doc., 29 December 2012
Author: smassol-1 from United States

I was hesitant to watch the documentary. I found the title a bit of a put off but I was pleasantly surprise. I really enjoyed the connections between the 20s and today that I would not have ordinarily have made. I really thought the linkages to sexuality, celebrity and modern consumerism interesting .

If anything I would be curious to see a follow up of sorts on some of the trends from the documentary makers perspective.

Overall well produced and interesting and I would recommend it to my students to engage them more into learning about their history and the impact it has had in their day to day life

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