Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – more fun facts:   2 comments

Capturing the Spirit of the Twenties Thru Magazine Covers:

The most famous aspect of the Twenties was its insouciant attitude to life.

Besides enormous technological and social advances, notably the first real liberation of women and the creation of the Middle Class as we know it today, the changes in attitude were the real stirrings of a modern social outlook of increasing tolerance of diversity and liberation, despite strong counter-currents like rise of the Ku Klux Klan, continued lynchings, and conservative social reactions to the shock of modernization.

The Algonquin Round Table and its spinoff magazine The New Yorker neatly captured the insouciant wit of the times. Besides these and the books related to it noted below, one can get a feel for the spirit through vintage magazine covers and articles, which is as close to actual time travel as you can get. Buy some of these on Amazon or Ebay, download from iTunes original music such as Louis Armstrong and the complete Hot Five recordings (with incredible fidelity), and you can feel like you are actually there.

Here are some of my favorite covers:

For more information, please read:

Kevin Fitzpatrick’s: ‘A Journey Into Dorothy Parker’s New York,’  http://www.amazon.com/Journey-into-Dorothy-Parkers-ArtPlace/dp/0976670607/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1336598435&sr=1-10

Marion Meade’s: ‘Bobbed Hair and Bathtub Gin: Writers Running Wild in the Twenties,’ http://www.amazon.com/Bobbed-Hair-Bathtub-Gin-Twenties/dp/B004J8HWYG/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_5

And Meade’s: ‘The Portable Dorothy Parker,’ http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Dorothy-Penguin-Classics-Edition/dp/0143039539/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpi_1

Also for a great fictional romp with Dorothy (Dottie) and others of the Round Table, please read the series:

Agata Stanford’s: Dorothy Parker mystery series – see all on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_tc_2_0?rh=i%3Astripbooks%2Ck%3AAgata+Stanford&keywords=Agata+Stanford&ie=UTF8&qid=1336599000&sr=1-2-ent&field-contributor_id=B003VHWJXK

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 August 22, 2012 by mikeile51 in The Books

2 responses to “Time Trippers: The Nights of the Round Table – more fun facts:

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  1. I am delighted by reading “Time Trippers”, an interesting way to understand the big changes the 20s produced over the american society and its culture.

  2. Thanks, pal!

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