Bernice Bobs Her Hair (1976)

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Bernice Bobs Her Hair is a short story by F. Scott Fitzgerald, written in 1920 and first published in the Saturday Evening Post in May of that year. The story was illustrated by May Wilson Preston. The story appeared shortly thereafter on September 10, 1920, in Fitzgerald's anthology Flappers and Philosophers. In 1951, decades after its publication, literary critic Orville Prescott of The New York Times cited the work as a landmark story "that set social standards for a generation of young Americans, that revealed secrets of popularity and gave wonderful examples of what to say at a dinner table or on the dance floor."

The story was again made into a television production in 1976 for PBS. It was directed by Joan Micklin Silver and starred 27-year-old Shelley Duvall as the teenage Bernice, Veronica Cartwright as Marjorie, and Bud Cort as Warren. The role of Draycott Deyo was played by Patrick Reynolds (then using the stage name Patrick Byrne) and Marjorie's mother was played by Polly Holliday.

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