Blanche Satchell with The Mirror (1926), a photo by Alfred Cheney Johnston

Source: Vintage Buff (an excellent Pinterest page)

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The Whore of Babylon Bewitches the Men of Metropolis (1927)

Once again men are enticed down the road to ruin by a woman…and willingly follow.

Notice Whitney Houston’s homage to the film in “Queen of the Night” (1993).

1920’s Inspired Fashion – Ralph Lauren S/S 2012

Gorgeously Gatsby, these jazz-age jewels inspired from the 1920’s and 30’s include feathered flappers and dropped-waist delights adorable enough for Daisy Buchanan.

“Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didn’t spend half our time wishing.”

– Alexander Woollcott, critic for the New Yorker

Tales of the Jazz Age

If you were taking a tour through the Jazz Age, there’s no better place to start than F. Scott Fitzgerald and John Held, Jr.

Fitzgerald’s literary works, from the Beautiful and the Damned to the Great Gatsby, captured the spirit of the age and Held’s illustrations for Life Magazine put it on display with a playful glamorous humor.

Their collaboration on the cover of Fitzgerald’s Tales of the Jazz Age seems not only appropriate, but somehow destined.