By Hailey Fink and Josh Briguido Period 3 4/17/18
In this story, Ashley the flapper discovers her new self as a flapper and goes to a speakeasy for the first time.
Ashley explains how much she loves being a flapper, which was a woman in the 1920's who was more rebellious and broke standards that previous women followed, such as cutting their hair short and drinking alcohol. However, her friend Sarah was still 'old fashion.'
I love my new dress, it feels so much more free than my other old ones!
Hmm, I think I'll stick to my long dress.
Ashley and Sarah argue over prohibition, which was a new law that banned alcohol. Many different people had many different opinions on it.
I can't believe the new prohibition law. Why do they think they can take alcohol away?
Well I don't like it. In fact, I'm going to go to a speakeasy now.
I feel like that would be a good thing so there wouldn't be so many drunks in the street
Ashley went to the speakeasy, which was a secret underground club for selling and drink alcohol. Speakeasies came about because many people disagreed with prohibition and still wanted alcohol.
I'm really enjoying this new speakeasy
Ashley and the others in the speakeasy hear the news from the radio. Radios were a main source for news about everything including cultural events such as sports updates and movies. Babe Ruth was very famous during the 1920s for baseball, and Charlie Chaplin was a very famous actor.
It's going, going, gone!!! Babe Ruth hits another home run!
In other news, the new movie 'The Kid' starring Charlie Chaplin will be playing in theatres on saturday!