A look at the 1920s

The 1920s is a fascinating period of  history to me. It could because I first read the read The Great Gatsby when I was about 12 or 13 and the book and the time period it highlighted became etched in my imagination. It could be that I also read P.G. Wodehouse, Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ernest Hemingway, Sherlock Holmes, Henry Miller, Edith Wharton, and Steinbeck all around that time (and within a couple of years) in my life. All I know is that the 1920s captured my imagination then and it still continues to do so today.

The Great Gatsby also remains one of favorite novels of all time…how could it not? So, when I first heard that Baz Luhrmann was making it into a movie to be released next summer (the opening was recently pushed back from December 2012 to Summer 2013), my first reaction was excitement. My second reaction filed with a little more trepidation. It is Baz Luhrmann after all and he is making it in 3D. That’s enough to scare anyone. Baz has made some of my favorite films (Moulin Rouge and Romeo  + Juliet), but he has also made some disasters (Australia). And while I think it’s possible he may miss some of the quieter nuances of the novel, I know he is capable of creating the kind of spectacle needed to bring Gatsby and the 1920s to life. If you haven’t yet seen the trailer, take a look here.

Here are some images from the 1920s highlighting the beauty and fashions of the 1920s.

{All images are from LIFE magazine and hosted by Google}}