Exercise and Humor in the Jazz Age

Exercise and Humor in the Jazz Age

For those of you who have not yet given up on your New Year’s Resolution to get in shape, today I offer a little inspiration and advice. The Antics of Arabella was brought my attention by Rebecca Onion’s blog on Slate: The Vault. This blog offers up some delightful memento of history, such as a letter to Santa written by Henry Ford’s son or a letter to the US Department of Labor by a young Beatle’s fan protesting the group’s trouble entering the US. It’s a delightful blog and well worth a visit from anyone interested in the quirkier side of history. Personally this 1920’s comic strip with its combination of humor, exercise and voyeurism is one of my favorites. Cheeky jazz-age chorus girls should lead all fitness programs as far as I’m concerned.

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