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The 1920s scrapbook, Robert Opie

Label
The 1920s scrapbook
Title
The 1920s scrapbook
Statement of responsibility
Robert Opie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Features over 1,000 colourful images, and attempts to bring to life the 1920s and capture the mood of this decade in Great Britain.
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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1947-
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Opie, Robert
Dewey number
  • 941.083
  • 941.083
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Social & cultural history
  • History
  • Social & cultural history
  • Great Britain
Summary expansion
With over 1,000 colourful images, Robert Opie brings to life the 1920s and captures the mood of this radical decade in Great Britain. The Twenties were a time for change and invention. The arrival of the wireless provided a new form of entertainment and "The Radio Times" was launched in 1923. The popularity of the cinema continued and was changed forever with the coming of 'talkies' and "The Jazz Singer" in 1926. While there were many notable events, from the Tutankhaman discoveries to the Empire exhibition at Wembley, unemployment and workers' discontent pervaded everyday life, culminating in the General Strike of 1926. For children, however, fun and amusement could be found with new cartoon characters: the antics of Felix the Cat at the pictures, tales of Pooh Bear in A.A. Milne's book "Winnie-the-Pooh" and, in newspapers, Bonzo the Dog ("Daily Sketch"), Rupert the Bear ("Daily Express"), Teddy Tail ("Daily Mail") and Pip, Squeak and Wilfred ("Daily Mirror"). Apart from women daring to smoke (especially Turkish cigarettes), the young flappers found freedom in the rising hemlines that revealed their legs and enabled the new energetic dances such as the Charleston and Black Bottom. It was an experimental age for hairstyles, perming, crimping, bobbing. No wonder that this decade became known as the 'Roaring Twenties'
Target audience
general
Label
The 1920s scrapbook, Robert Opie
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9780954795467
Dimensions
38x27x2 cm.
Extent
62 p.
Isbn
9780954795467
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
1000 col
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The 1920s scrapbook, Robert Opie
Publication
Note
Hardback
Control code
9780954795467
Dimensions
38x27x2 cm.
Extent
62 p.
Isbn
9780954795467
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
1000 col
Specific material designation
regular print
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