Monday, January 24, 2011

Origin of the Word Flapper

The term flapper was first used in the 1920 movie by Frances Marion, The Flapper.  The movie starred Olive Thomas who had been cast in a similar role in 1917.  Some of her last movies portrayed her as a flapper.  Following Olive Thomas' lead, other actresses like Louise Brooks, Clara Bow, Collen Moore and Joan Crawford began taking similar roles.

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