ernie
Long Beach, CA.

Long Beach, CA.

backyard birthday parties

backyard birthday parties

this dry spell calls for more beach days 

this dry spell calls for more beach days 

awesome friend…

awesome friend…

Hearst Catle

Hearst Catle

Hearst Castle 11/13

Hearst Castle 11/13

road trip to Big Sur

road trip to Big Sur

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ersassmus:

African American flappers and Jazz Age women

HOLY SHIT I HAVE NEVER SEEN BLACK FLAPPERS BEFORE!

There were many fabulous African American flappers. No wonder - it was African American musicians who put the Jazz in “The Jazz Age”! The Charleston dance iteself, which so epitomizes the era, made its debut in the all-Black musical “Runnin’ Wild”, and no one danced that flapper number better than Josephine Baker…save possibly for fellow Black artist Florence Mills, who claimed credit for inventing it (she said she debuted it in her “Plantation Revue” in the early 20s, developing it from a dance popular among slaves). The Charleston song was written by Black composer James P Johnson. Without women and girls like those above, the 1920s would never have roared.

Plus, the white flappers pretty much took their style from Miss Baker. 

I’m in awe!