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1920's Fads and Trends : Roaring Twenties
Transcript of 1920's Fads and Trends : Roaring Twenties
Applesauce- an expletive same as horse feathers, As in "Ah applesauce!"
Balled Up - confused, messed up
Baloney - nonsense!
Beat one's gums - chatter
Bee's Knees - An extraordinary person, thing, idea, the ultimate
Beef - a complaint or to complain
Big Cheese - The most important or influential person or boss,
Same as big shot
Speakeasy - An illegal bar selling bootleg liquor
Bootleg - illegal liquor
Says you - a reaction of disbelief Fad: Cross word Puzzles In 1924 Richard Leo Simon and Max Lincoln Schuster published their first volume, The Cross Word Puzzle Book, which was also the world's first collection of crossword puzzles. They attached a pencil to each copy, which turned crosswords into a nationwide rage. Trend: Motion Picture
Although the principle for moving pictures had existed for decades, the popularity of motions pictures (aka movies) did not explode until the 1920’s. By the mid-1920’s, theaters were operating in full swing and the only sounds heard during a silent film were musicians, sound effects, and occasionally live actors delivering dialog. In 1926, William Fox of Fox Film Corporation introduced the Movietone sound system. Developed in a partnership with General Electric, the Movietone method used a soundtrack that was placed directly onto the film strip. The first movie to use the Movietone process was Sunrise which played in 1927. Fox also introduced the Fox-Movietone News which was the first newscast to feature sound. Trend: Ford Models Trend: Characters Fad: Types of Dancing The Charleston, The Fox Trot, and The Lindy Hop! The three types of dancing that was really popular in the 1920's were the Charleston, the Fox Trot and the Lindy Hop. The Charleston first appeared in a Broadway musical titled "Running Wild" during 1923. The dance craze quickly swept the nation. The basic steps of the charleston was the dancer placing their weight on one foot and kicking to the front and then the back with the other foot. Arm gestures varied, but included making circles with their hands held in front and crossing one hand over the other as they bent over their knees. Couples did the Charleston together by holding one hand and facing in the same direction.
For the foxtrot and the Lindy Hop, couples did these quick step dances in each other's arms. The foxtrot consisted of slow steps to the front and back, followed by quick steps to the side. As for the Lindy hop, dancers had to hop, and males swung their female partners in the air. The 1920s is known as the Jazz Age and Roaring Twenties. The most important consumer product of the 1920s was the automobile. With low prices the Ford Model T cost just $260 in 1924 and generous credit made cars affordable luxuries at the beginning of the decade. Prohibition banned the manufacture and sale of alcohol. People simply went to illegal speakeasies, controlled by bootleggers instead of ordinary bars. Fad: Flappers and Bee Stung Lips Flappers were young Western women in the 1920s who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair, listened to jazz, and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered acceptable behavior. Flapper dresses were straight and loose, leaving the arms bare, flapper look required heavy makeup, and Bee stung lips. Which was when women not only flappers wore ruby red lipstick and puckered female mouth makeup. 1920’s dispensed soda into cups. By inserting a coin into the vending machine, soda would then be dispensed into cups, allowing a consistent amount of soda to be dispensed each time. The first cigarette vending machine was invented in 1926 by the American inventor William Rowe. The matchbox vending machine was also created. These machines could often be found together. Today, there are many laws that prohibit the sale of cigarettes. The Jazz Age was the first modern era to emphasize youth culture over the tastes of the older generations. the flapper subculture had an influence on main stream America. Many new words and phrases were formed. On May 26, 1927, Henry Ford watched the 15 millionth Model T Ford roll off the assembly line at his factory in Highland Park, Michigan. Today ford still manufacture vehicles, and people also continue to purchase them. These models have developed and changed from the ford T model. Mickey Mouse a cartoon character created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios. 1928 on September 19th, the first Mickey Mouse talking film, Steamboat Willie was released by Walt Disney. Through out the years Mickey Mouse has advanced into different cartoons and ideas. In 1940 Mickey appeared in his first feature length film. Mickey Mouse competed with Warner Bros, Bugs Bunny for animated popularity. But in 1988, the two rivals finally shared screen time in the film Who Framed Roger Rabbit.