The Plastic Age

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For the song by The Buggles, see Living in the Plastic Age.

The Plastic Age (1924) is a novel by Percy Marks, which tells the story of co-eds at a fictional college called Sanford. With contents that covered or implied hazing, partying, and "petting", the book sold well enough to be the second best-selling novel of 1924. The book was, however, banned in Boston.[1] The following year, it was adapted into a film of the same name, starring Clara Bow.

In 1928, under the title Red Lips, the novel was again adapted into a film. This remake starred Charles "Buddy" Rogers, who had just co-starred with Clara Bow in a different film, Wings, the previous year.

The Plastic Age was last reprinted in 1980, in a series subtitled, Lost American Fiction.


  1. ^ Noble, William (1990). Bookbanning in America : who bans books?--and why?. Middlebury, Vt.: P.S. Eriksson. p. 84. ISBN 0839710801. 

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