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Transcript of 1920s culture
THANK YOU :-) 1920s Culture Due to the new technology available allowing movies to have both sound and color, the movie industry in Hollywood grew fast, as did the number of Cinemas showing the films. In 1919, laws were passed for the Prohibition of the consumption and even possession of alcohol, making it illegal (New Frequently Asked Questions About Prohibition ). Due to these laws, the Decade provided some of the best known gangsters a means to create vast wealth by opening illegal bars called speakeasies that would provide alcoholic drinks for the people that patronized these establishments. The most well known gangster of the time was possibly Al Capone. Fashions During the twenties, men's fashions became less stuffy and they tried to look more youthful but women's fashions changed much more drastically. Women started dressing in a way they felt comfortable, not to accentuate the feminine attributes, but as a statement of who they were (flapper style of clothing).
These three examples which include Flapper Style Women's Fashions are from Our new updated 1920s Fashion Section. Music Jazz was the music of popular choice and some of the best known musicians were jazz musicians including Duke Ellington and Al Jolson. One other popular musician/composer was George Gershwin. Many of his songs are still recorded and listened to today. A popular dance of the times was known as the Charleston. Money And Inflation To provide an estimate we have given a guide to the value of $100 US Dollars for the first year in the decade to the equivalent in today's money
If you have $100 Converted from 1920 to 2009 it would be equivalent to $1023 in today's money. Sporting Changes During The Decade Baseball
The Yankees and Babe Ruth rule the world of Baseball setting records for the team and the Great Babe Ruth.
Major League Teams Buy up Minor League Teams allowing them to get top players much cheaper than the open market.
Association Football (Soccer)
Soccer had been gaining in popularity since the mid 1800's but the Twenties gave an even bigger boost with the Growth Of Radio In Britain making the top players into stars. Babe Ruth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babe_Ruth 1920s