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The Roaring 20s and Dirty 30s


Tiffany Jaglall

on 18 October 2012

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Transcript of The Roaring 20s and Dirty 30s

ENTERTAINMENT THE ROARING 20S AND DIRTY 30S MOVIES Movies were a very big industry at the time. Half way through this decade the film industry became the fourth largest industry in the United States
the start of sound movies first appeared in the late 1920s
Walt Disney Pictures were also established and brought out in this decade.
Some of the movies that came out were Snow White, Tarzan, The Little House On The Prairie, King Kong, Winnie The Pooh Bear, and Mickey Mouse. RADIO • MUSIC The twenties were well known as the ‘jazz age’.
During this time jazz was very popular and just began to show off peoples talents
Jazz was played in dance halls, roadhouses and speakeasies
The Billboard Music Charts were first created in the twenties
Mainstream expression was used by marching bands and dance bands, which were main forms of popular concert music DANCE Some of the types of dances during the 1920s and 1930s were: the Charleston, fox-trot, shimmy, waltz, tango and many more
Dance attracted the likes of younger people as opposed to the elder because many of the younger generation spent a lot of time partying in clubs.
Dances like the waltz and fox-trot were popular because of people like Arthur Murray who ran dance schools and published books on how to dance
The waltz and tango were considered scandalous because of the physical contact between partners MUSICIANS AND ACTORS Some of the most famous silent film stars were: Rudolph Valentino, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Clara Bow
Duke Ellington was considered one of the most famous musicians. He was known as America’s greatest composer.
Louis “Satchemo” Armstrong was one of the people that changed the music industry forever in the twenties. He made one the most famous recordings called “West End Blues”. This was popular from 1925-1928. Extras The Superman comics for came out in the 1930s
Monopoly also came out during this decade
Broadway was at its highest point during the 1920s, examples of play-rights were: ‘Show Boat’ and ‘An American In Paris’.
Readers Digest and Time Magazine first came out in the 1920s
Another source of entertainment was neighbors would come together and play cards and other games. Meanwhile kids would come together and play sports such as football and baseball. Majority of the society had owned a radio by this time and it was the main source of entertainment.
The radio played comedy shows, news, live events, jazz, variety shows, drama, opera and much more
It was very common for a family to tune into their favorite radio station and listen to their favorite show.
The first kind of radios to be used and manufactured were called “Crystal Radios”
Young men such as Edwin Armstrong worked on improving these kinds of radios crystal radio
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