”Wanderlust Flappers”

Tramping across country is out of date in America.

Now, they’re vamping across country. Girls, of course. Classified by the police as “wanderlust flappers,” most of them are young women making from all points of the compass for Hollywood and fame.

Too poor to pay their train fare, they are not too proud to beg a lift from passing cars. Chief assets are a bright but piteous smile, a story of a car which broke down, and a handbag containing spare stockings and a complete beauty outfit.

Armed with these, girl hoboes (tramps) vamp their way from car to car for thousands of miles.

1928 ‘Wanderlust Flappers.’, The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), 14 January, p. 23, viewed 6 September, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58551161