Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – some fun facts:   Leave a comment

There is a most enlightened and remarkable editorial in the leading humor magazine of the era, Judge from April 9, 1927 (There is an excerpt in the book) by editor William Morris Houghton:
“If in the imagination,” writes Will Durant in a recent Century, “we place ourselves at the year 2000, and ask what was the outstanding feature of human events in the first quarter of the twentieth century, we shall see that it was not the World War nor the Russian Revolution, but the change in the status of women. History has seldom known so startling a transformation in so short a time.”  and if you don’t believe him, go and see the new picture, “The Rough Riders,” and watch Mary Astor in the role of the young belle of that period less than thirty years ago. (1898) Between her impersonation and the flapper of today lies a gulf resembling the Grand Canyon. 
This is the identical gulf that divides the Younger Generation from its parent. The girls carved it. If they had remained the same coy, shrinking  softies in trailing skirts and long hair who fluttered their tear stained handkerchiefs to the boys leaving for Cuba, the boys themselves would have remained the reverent romanticists they were.  It is always the women folk who have called the social tune, as always; the men who dance to it.
Women have always been realists at heart.  But it is only since the Industrial Revolution emancipated them from economic dependence on the sentimental male, that is to say, since the Spanish War, that they have chosen to show their true colors. Indeed, they would hardly have been realists had they done so before. Now, however, as Dr. Durant points out, “they smoke and swear and drink and think.” Hence the Younger Generation as we know it. Hence notices to prospective suicides. Hence if you choose, the Deluge. Not a little refreshing, don’t you think?”
To find out more, and have some fun along the way, take a walk back in time with us to the last week of September, 1927 to see Babe Ruth hit his record-breaking 60th home run. Hang out with the incomparably witty Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley and Harpo Marx. Meet Dorothy’s friend, F. Scott Fitzgerald; run into a young and as yet unknown James Cagney, Ben ‘Bugsy’ Siegel, a certain Japanese Navy midshipman and many others.
If you liked ‘Midnight in Paris’ or ‘Boardwalk Empire’ and enjoy Jack Finney’s ‘Time and Again,’ then you might like this book too! Enjoy! Available on Amazon both Paperback and Kindle editions!

Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table Amazon Page


Posted April 23, 2012 by mikeile51 in The Books

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