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Veteran performer Cindy Hardin Killavey takes listeners back to a time when keeping one's hair short was something only "liberated" women did, in this performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald's "Bernice Bobs Her Hair". What had started out as letters of advice from Fitzgerald to his younger sister, this story follows the wealthy but socially awkward Bernice in her quest to attract a suitor and hold a better social standing. With the help of her cousin, Marjorie, Bernice improves her conversational skills and her success with boys but falls victim to a nasty trick. Killavey's warm performance ensures this fun, mischievous story will entertain listeners just as much as when it was first released.

Publisher's Summary

"Bernice Bobs Her Hair" was Fitzgerald's fourth Saturday Evening Post story and provided the subject for the dust-jacket illustration when it was collected in Flappers and Philosophers. In the story, Bernice's long flowing hair is one of her greatest treasures. When her cousin Marjorie suggests she "bob" it, life changes for both of them.
Public Domain (P)2009 Jimcin Recordings

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Fun, but annoying.

Very enjoyable listen, but one has to wonder what growing up in the 1920's was like for women.

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ok story, rather lackluster narration

i must confess that other than Gatsby, which I love, I have a lot of trouble getting much out of other F. S. F., I doubt that I'll revisit this one again, and once through the rest of his stuff, I think Gatsby is the only one that warrants my time. as a slice of the jazz age, it may be somewhat informative, but it's rather simplistic I thought and the finale was predictable.

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