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Entertainment in the ROARING 20's

By: Lily Conrad, Cymry Sweet, Sage Windell, and Kathleen Kasel

Kathleen Kasel

on 4 January 2013

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Transcript of Entertainment in the ROARING 20's

By: Lily Conrad
Cymry Sweet
Sage Windell
Kathleen Kasel
Erynn Mitchell
Ryan Garbars The ROARING 20's Film In The 1920s Film was really booming in the 1920’s. In the early 20’s most films in this time were silent, meaning there was no diolouge, or sound excepting a piano or organ playing in the background. Some of the most celebrated silent film stars were Charlie Chaplain, Buster Keaton, Greta Garbo, Jobyna Ralston,
The main film studios in the 20s were Warner Brothers, Paramount, and RKO(Radio-Keith-Orpheum) Pictures *Film was really booming in the 1920’s. In the early 20’s most films in this time were silent, meaning there was no dialogue, or sound except for a piano or organ playing in the background. Some of the most celebrated silent film stars were, Charlie Chaplain, Buster Keaton, Greta Garbo, Jobyna Ralston, among many others.
*The main film studios in the 20's were Warner Brothers, Paramount, and RKO(Radio-Keith-Orpheum) Pictures
*By the middle of the , not the villain, consuming alcohol, creating the impression that breaking the liquor law was not only OK, it was glamorous.decade, more films showed characters drinking in violation of Prohibition. Usually it was the hero Films in the 1920's *Going into the city to see a movie is probably something Gatsby, Nick, Daisy, Jordan and Tom would do on the weekends for fun. * The 1920s were an age of dramatic social and political change. For the first time, more Americans lived in cities than on farms, but entertainment, by far, was almost every young American's priority. Just like today, there are many different types of entertainment, some of the entertainment in the 1920's were.... Movies Music DANCING!! Just like today, in the 1920's dancing was a major part of people's entertainment and an important part of every party.
Schools taught their students major dances, and they taught each other.
Parents who could afford it would send their children to learn tap and ballet. Some of the famous dances during the 20's were... The Charleston! The Charleston, within a
year swept over not only
America, but the entire world! The Tango! The Tango originated in the 1920's and 1930's. This style is danced in close embrace, with dancers typically moving with bent knees to allow for smaller steps. Body movements are exaggerated in order to accent the small steps. Jazz Music Jazz music originated in New Orleans, at the time, there were many refugees that made up the population, they spread their music style of jazz into America. Jazz became increasingly popular in the 1920s, when people gathered in speakeasies to dance and enjoy alcohol. People loved jazz for its free-spirited nature, and it remained hugely popular through
the '40s. Of course, jazz is still widely enjoyed today and has
influenced just about every other form of music. During the 1920's Jazz was, at first, an unknown type of music. Due to the closing of the seaport in New Orleans, musicians were forced to travel up the Mississippi to find work. Two of the cities most affected by this move were Chicago and New York. From this New Orleans style came four major types of jazz: Boogie-Woogie, Chicago Jazz, Urban Blues, and Society Dance Bands. And from the move jazz was able to spread up the missisippi and through more states.
Ex. Louis Armstrong. Armstrong is known as the "father" of the jazz trumpet. There were many
other dances in the
1920's, to many to
talk about them
all! But it included
because of the
uniqueness, and
because young men
and women could
rebel against their
parents! Jazz was a product of the strong
music tradition of African slaves
brought into America, mixed with
European music. It bought people of
all races together and we created
something that we all know and love
today. Jazz became an expression of
freedom for slaves, and a symbol of
the melting pot of different
cultures that America was. It helped
reduce segregation between
African Americans, and whites. The melting pot of jazz music Flappers The shimmy SPORTS: Sports are watched on TV, watched at stadiums, and listened to on the radio. Sports have always been a huge part of entertainment because of how fun they are to watch and participate in.
There were not nearly as many sports as there are today then there were in the 1920's. The sports played back then were... Baseball... Babe Ruth (1895-1948) was a major league baseball player from 1920-1930. He played for the NY Yankees as a pitcher and batter in the early 20's. The mid 20's was when he also started playing in the outfield. He batted a total of 376 hits and scored 54 home runs! He not only was one of the most gifted and popular players, but he was one of the greatest sports hero's in American history! Boxing... Swimming... Caroline Gertrude Ederle (1906-2003) was an amazing American Swimmer. She was the first woman to swim across the English Channel, and beat the previous times set. From 1921-1925 she broke many American and World Records. In 1924 she was in the Paris Olympics. And finally, in 1980, she was elected to the International Women's Sports Hall of Fame. Other sports played in the 1920's for entertainment were: The tango Jack Dempsey (1895-1983) was an American Professional boxer. He was known by the nick name Manassa Mauler. He became the world heavy weight champion in 1919. He fought 69 total pro-fights with 47 knock out wins Tennis Golf Football Derby Water Skiing Newspapers
1920's Facts-
• There were morning papers and evening papers
• The press was often preoccupied with entertainment, rather than focusing on interpreting news
• The focused on celebrities, and made sordid events such like murder stories into national sensations
• There were many opinions stated in the newspapers to keep reading rates high
• Newspapers were also used for many advertisement purposes Relations-
Newspapers could relate to The Great Gatsby in the fact that the characters in The Great Gatsby were very materialistic. The newspapers were full of glamorous ads. Persuading you to bring home that automachine washer today or to not smoke another until your buying from your brothers. The newspaper could have influenced them to purchase the best and the most glamorous to add on to their materialistic ways. Like other generations with new music and style, jazz music and flapper culture was primarily popular with the younger generation and was often frowned upon by older citizens and family.
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