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1901 Glamour

"But what is glamour? The clothes are important, of course. But, in the end, it isn't down to low-cut dresses and sequins and feather boas. It's to do with aura, with grooming, with self-possession - and with a touch of mystique."

"Nobody has ever written a book on the 1910s, for example; indeed, the very word is so unfamiliar that it sounds odd. Almost every book on 20th-century Britain begins with a chapter on the period from 1901 to 1914, from the death of Queen Victoria to the outbreak of the First World War. A few take 1906, the year the Liberals won an election landslide, as a break, but most find the attraction of a single "Edwardian era" irresistible. The war occupies a space of its own, and then we are into the 1920s, roaring or otherwise."

"The British colonies of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia federate as the Commonwealth of Australia. Edmund Barton becomes first Prime Minister."

"Absolutely emblematic of the period was Joan Blondell, an underrated actress, who finally has a biography, written by Matthew Kennedy, "Joan Blondell: A Life Between Takes" (Mississippi University Press). Voluptuous and cherubic, she could have stepped out of a Rubens painting and incarnated the hard-working, tough-talking Depression gal for all time."

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  • Albania
  • Jul 13, 2007
  • English

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