1920’s Flappers – Anything Goes

1920’s Flappers – Anything Goes – Cole Porter.

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In 1934 – Cole Porter penned his masterpiece ” Anything goes” in tribute to the 1920s flapper era.When – anything went ! Young folks went dancing with old folks, corsets were abandoned, stockings were rolled, skirts rose everywhere, provocative dance steps were being learned to the latest foxtrot when ‘father’ wasn’t within earshot and bathing attire went through a consistent series of streamlining that left nothing to the imagination. Petting Parties were all the rage daarling ! – which incidentally were nothing more than folks kissing and hugging in public – shocking !

In olden days a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking,
But now, God knows,
Anything Goes.

Good authors too who once knew better words,
Now only use four letter words
Writing prose,
Anything Goes.

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The world has gone mad today
And good’s bad today,
And black’s white today,
And day’s night today,
When most guys today
That women prize today
Are just silly gigolos

If driving fast cars you like,
If low bars you like,
If old hymns you like,
If bare limbs you like,
If Mae West you like
Or me undressed you like,
Why, nobody will oppose!

Madame F – in Flapper Mode – Shorpy.com

When every night,
The set that’s smart
Is intruding in nudist parties in studios,
Anything Goes

And though I’m not a great romancer
I know that I’m bound to answer
When you propose,
Anything goes. . . Anything goes!

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