Table of Contents

1. Making a Modern Girl's Body: Commodities, Performance, and Discipline.
2. Dear Valerie, Dear Mab: Beauty, Expert Advice, and Modern Magic.
3. The Girl in the City: Urban Modernity, Race, and Nation.
4. The Beauty Pageant: Contesting Feminine Modernities.
5. Modern Art and the Girl: Nude Art and the Feminine Threat.
6. Modern Girls and Machines: Cars, Projectors, and Publicity. Using a wide range of visual and textual evidence, Nicholas illuminates both the frequent public debates about female appearance and the realities of feminine self-presentation in 1920s Canada.