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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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Dynamic period comes across in this documentary., 3 October 2010
Author: kenthagen from United States

Very enjoyable show that generates a feel of the 20s that is rare in most works I've seen done of this period. I was impressed with the archival footage and the on camera experts who kept their comments short and to the point.I enjoyed the specific focus on the style and media coverage of women in that period that still serves as a template for the sensational approach that persist to this day. The period included so many firsts it makes for a rich and diverse subject that includes gangsters, scandals and Hollywood milestones. This documentary shows them all. It made me realize that celebrity worship has been with us since the this period and I found the similarities fascinating.I look foreword to future work done by this filmmaker.

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