The notorious character type who bobbed her hair, smoke cigarettes, drank gin, sported short skirts, and passed her evenings in steamy jazz clubs, where she danced in a shockingly immodest fashion with a revolving cast of male suitors.”
“The New Woman of the 1920s boldly asserted her right to dance, drink, smoke, and date— to work her own property, to live free of the strictures that governed her mother’s generation. (…) She flouted Victorian-era conventions and scandalized her parents. In many ways, she controlled her own destiny”
Jimmy looked at the photograph Worth had taken and suddenly made a big X over the picture. “I don’t want that printed,” Jimmy told him.
“I couldn’t figure out what was wrong because it wasn’t a bad photo except that a bit of his underwear was slipping out of his pants,” said Worth. “But Dean has been photographed with nothing but underwear on, so that wasn’t it. The picture showed him with his head turned away for a moment. ‘It makes me look like a kid,’ Jimmy stammered, ‘a helpless kid who just got his finger banged or his best toy busted and he wants his mother. It makes me look like I’m hurt and I’m crying out - not out loud - but just crying for someone to come and help me. I don’t want people to see me that way.’ I was aware of a quiet, imperative tone in his voice. ‘Maybe later, much later, you can’t print that picture, but not for a long, long, time,’ Jimmy said.”