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    The 1920s Scrapbook (Robert Opie's Scrapbook Series) (Hardback) By (author) Robert Opie


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    DescriptionWith over 1000 colourful images, Robert Opie brings to life the 1920s and captures the mood of this radical decade. The 1920s 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 Tutankhamen discoveries to the Empire exhibition at Wembley, unemployment and worker's 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 Milne's book 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, 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, criping, bobbing. No wonder then that this decade became known as the roaring twenties.

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    The 1920s Scrapbook
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Opie
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 62
    Width: 267 mm
    Height: 379 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 1,089 g
    ISBN 13: 9781872727943
    ISBN 10: 1872727948

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD1, HBLW
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: HIS015000
    LC classification: DA578
    DC22: 941.083
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBK, 3JJG
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    Thema V1.0: NHD
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
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    Publication date
    01 August 2003
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    Author Information
    Since the 1970s, Robert Opie has amassed an unrivalled collection of packaging and paper materials which are now housed in his museum of packaging in Gloucester. He is the auhtor of numerous publications and has given many talks to schools, as well as on radio and TV.