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Transcript of 1920's-1930's Entertainment
In the 1920's, people used to dance for a self security method
The most popular dances throughout the decade were the Foxtrot, Waltz, Charleston and Tango
Schools taught dancing to small children, and churches used dances to attract young people
The dance craze had a large influence on music. Large numbers of recordings labeled as foxtrot, tango and waltz were produced and gave rise to a generation of performers that became famous as recording artists or radio artists
Jazz gained popularity worldwide
by the 1920s.
Nothing quite like it had ever happened
New dances made to take advantage of the upbeat tempos
By the mid-1920s it was played in dance halls and roadhouses and speakeasies
Early jazz influences found their first mainstream expression
Used by marching bands and dance bands
Radio and phonograph records brought it to remote locations — Americans bought more than 100 million in 1927
-The popular sports consisted of Baseball, Boxing, Rugby, Football, Curling, and Golf
- no sport was more popular then hockey
The most popular music in 1920-1930 include Jazz, the Blues, and Swing
The End of an Era:Silent Film to Talkies
the success of The Jazz Singer (1927)
-1920 summer olympics held in Antwerp, Belgium
was in silents and talkies
-Opened just 18 months after Armistice.
-Ice Hockey made it's debut at the summer games
Improvisation, and scatt singing were a big part of it
Developed from African American slave songs
1920 was the year that the first African American woman recorded a blues song
Sung primarily by traveling artists
-1924 olympics held in Paris
-1928 summer olympics held in Amsterdam
-1932 winter olympics held in Lake Placid
-1936 summer olympics held in Berlin
The Charleston is a dance named for the harbor city of Charleston, South Carolina.
The rhythm was popularized in mainstream dance music in the United States by a 1923 tune called "The Charleston" by composer/pianist James P. Johnson
The peak year for the Charleston as a dance by the public was mid-1926 to 1927.
Hockey Night in Canada
first aired in 1923
-1920-1921 was the fourth NHL year.
-Four teams each played 24 games in a split season
-In 1920 the first women's ice hockey trophy was competed for in Canada.
-Last split season before changing to playoff formats
-Canada won a total of 8 medals
co-founder of United Artists
first talkie was
has been in around 200 short films, silents, and talkies
considered the Golden Age of Hollywood
"silent" films were played until late 1920's
lead to quick decline of the silent era
only Charles Chaplin maintained popularity after the change
Credited as distinct generational culture
A new style of Jazz
Exemplifies the culture of the 1930s
Spread because of dance-band leaders
Appealed to people of all races and ages
Special dances, style of dress, and even slang grew because of its hip, fast-paced style