“They were smart and sophisticated, with an air of independence about them, and so casual about their looks and clothes and manners as to be almost slapdash. I don’t know if I realized as soon as I began seeing them that they represented the wave of the future, but I do know I was drawn to them. I shared their restlessness, understood their determination to free themselves of the Victorian shackles of the pre-World War I era and find out for themselves what life was all about.”-Colleen Moore on flappers
Don’t pick on a chick in a cloche. You can never tell when she might know Judo and totally mess you up. From a 1926 installment the amazing British newsreel series Hints and Hobbies. Footage courtesy the British Film Institute.