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Joan of Arc's short haircut had a lasting affect on women's hairstyles in the twentieth century. In 1909, the Paris hairdresser Antoine used Joan of Arc as the inspiration for his new haircut the bob, which ended history of taboos against women who cut their hair.

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The style became popular again in the 1920s. Women associated the bob as the new flag for liberated women .

Women who cut their hair at least occasionally now choose from a wide variety of hairstyles designed specially for short hair. The style caught the attention of a young writer by the name of- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Inverted Bob The Hairstyle That Became A Book And A Movie
"Bernice Bobs Her Hair" F. Scott Fitzgerald was American short story writer and novelist, known for his depictions of the Jazz Age (the 1920s).

Fitzgerald had the talent of being able to capture the lifestyle and characters of the rich and privileged of the 1920s. Perhaps these stories developed from real life experience.

bernice-bobs-her-hairFitzgerald and girlfriend Zelda Sayre lived and enjoyed the colorful and privileged life of spending- money, parties, and carefree lifestyle. It was at the Saturday Evening Post that Fitzgerald wrote a series of short stories. This collection was to become Flappers and Philosophers. It was the fourth story (May 1 published, 1920). Fitzgerald wrote the story based on a letter he had written to his younger sister Annabel.

Fitzgerald had offered Annabel caring advise on how to achieve popularity with boys: "Cultivate deliberate physical grace." He wrote to her. Fitzgerald had some difficulty editing "Bernice Bobs Her Hair" to marketable copy. Cutting out close to three thousand words and changing the story’s ending. As he later justified by saying to "inject a snappy climax."

Fitzgerald is writing during those early years a clever handling of a distinguishing subject that he would later write with in a more serious manner, the-ever present competition for social success and his characters determination which, young women in particular, can absorb themselves in it

retro bob hairstylesWas he successful? These are excerpts form reader reviews who have read Bernice Bobs Her Hair in recent years.

"I thought that the book, Bernice Bobs Her Hair was actually pretty good. The author did a good job of portraying society how it actually is now days. He showed that people try too hard to fit in and feel like they belong with others.”
"This wonderful story known as "Bernice Bobs Her Hair” was an outstanding edition by S. Scott Fitzgerald. This story told me a lot about how you really can't trust someone who offers to change your social life and appearance.”

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Bernice Gets A Bob The Movie

Plot Synopsis: Bernice, a shy young woman, leaves her safe home to go visit her flapper cousin. When her cousin tries to teach Bernice how to be much more modern, Bernice gives her much more than she bargained for.

Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1975)
Filming Locations: Savannah, Georgia, USA
Veronica Cartwright as Marjorie - Patrick Byrne as Draycott - Polly Holliday as Mrs. Harvey - Murray Moston as Barber - Gary Springer as Otis Claudette - Warlick as Annie - Patrick Reynolds as Draycott - Deyo Lane Binkley as Roberta - Dennis Christopher as Charley - Mark La Mura as Carpenter - Mark Newkirk as Reece - Leslie Thorsen as Genevieve - Bud Cort as Warren

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Writer (Story) - Robert Geller - Producer (executive producer) - Calvin Skaggs - Producer (associate producer) - Ralph Rosenblum - Editor Robert Pusilo - Costume Designer

Inverted Bob The Hairstyle That Became A Book And A Movie

From Bernice Bobs Her Hair....


bernice bobs her hairOn the following Wednesday evening there was a dinner-dance at the country club.

When the guests strolled in Bernice found her place-card with a slight feeling of irritation. Though at her right sat G. Reece Stoddard, a most desirable and distinguished young bachelor, the all-important left held only Charley Paulson.

Charley lacked height, beauty, and social shrewdness, and in her new enlightenment Bernice decided that his only qualification to be her partner was that he had never been stuck with her.

But this feeling of irritation left with the last of the soup-plates, and Marjorie's specific instruction came to her.

Swallowing her pride she turned to Charley Paulson and plunged. "Do you think I ought to bob my hair, Mr. Charley Paulson?" Charley looked up in surprise. "Why?" "Because I'm considering it. It's such a sure and easy way of attracting attention." Charley smiled pleasantly.

He could not know this had been rehearsed. He replied that he didn't know much about bobbed hair. But Bernice was there to tell him.

"I want to be a society vampire, you see," she announced coolly, and went on to inform him that bobbed hair was the necessary prelude. She added that she wanted to ask his advice, because she had heard he was so critical about girls. Charley, who knew as much about the psychology of women as he did of the mental states of Buddhist contemplative's, felt vaguely flattered.

"So I've decided," she continued, her voice rising slightly, "that early next week I'm going down to the Sevier Hotel barber-shop, sit in the first chair, and get my hair bobbed."

She faltered, noticing that the people near her had paused in their conversation and were listening; but after a confused second Marjorie's coaching told, and she finished her paragraph to the vicinity at large. "Of course I'm charging admission, but if you'll all come down and encourage me I'll issue passes for the inside seats."

There was a ripple of appreciative laughter, and under cover of it G. Reece Stoddard leaned over quickly and said close to her ear: "I'll take a box right now." She met his eyes and smiled as if he had said something surpassingly brilliant.

"Do you believe in bobbed hair?" asked G. Reece in the same undertone. "I think it's unmoral," affirmed Bernice gravely. "But, of course, you've either got to amuse people or feed 'em or shock 'em." Marjorie had culled this from Oscar Wilde.

It was greeted with a ripple of laughter from the men and a series of quick, intent looks from the girls. And then as though she had said nothing of wit or moment Bernice turned again to Charley and spoke confidentially in his ear. "I want to ask you your opinion of several people. I imagine you're a wonderful judge of character."


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"cultivate deliberate physical grace”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Inverted Bob The Hairstyle
That Became A Book And A Movie

Inverted Bob The Hairstyle That Became A Book And A Movie

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