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Pop Culture of the 1920s

English Project

Amber Robinson

on 27 April 2013

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Jazz the soundtrack of a new era
it was the track running behind Steamboat Willy's trip down the ol' Mississippi.
The 1920s is known for it's famous musicians like Louis Armstrong, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington and Bix Biederbeck who all became famous names in The Jazz Age.
The Automobile granted people independence Dance The Radio "knitted the nation together"
started with local stations, progressed to national stations
Stations had everything from comidies and music to politics and news
Pole Sitting Was a craze across the country
people would climb to the top of a tall pole and sit there on a little platform for as long as possible
Bad news if you fall asleep!
By:Amberly Robinson Pop Culture of the 1920s http://www.csmonitor.com/Photo-Galleries/In-Pictures/The-1920s-fads-trends-and-the-American-Century#576357 Movies Mikey Mouse (Steamboat Willie) The Flapper The Charleston: a dance named for the harbor city of Charleston, South Carolina as a black folk dance
became extremely popular Dance Marathons Works Cited http://www.1920s-fashion-and-music.com/1920s-pop-culture.html http://fedheads.blogspot.com/2011/01/happiest-meal.html
The Ford a symbol of independence more than the fashions, the jazz, the booze, because they made those things possible.
Famous Night Club For some inexplicable reason people would dance until they dropped. Usually for some charity or contest, these dance-a-thons were very popular with the youth of the 1920s and were widely covered by the media.
By 1920 over 2000 movie theaters existed across the United States. Hollywood and New York were center stage. Warner Bros., Fox Film Corp. (later 20th Century Fox), and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer: three of the largest an most powerful production companies in the world. The movies truly gave rise to the culture that valued beauty and fashion, and sparked the entire cosmetic and fashion industries into gear. Handsome and beautiful actors and actresses turned into stars

The Most Famous Man In the
World: Charlie Chaplin November 18, 1928: Steamboat Willie is released.
It is considered to be Mickey Mouse’s debut as well as Minnie Mouse’s
first cartoon to have a post-production soundtrack added which was far different from previous cartoons with a sound track
first cartoon with synchronized sound http://patriciahysell.wordpress.com/2011/11/18/6314/
The 1920 movie The Flapper introduced the term in the United States.
The title character, Ginger, was a wayward girl who flouted the rules of society. Played by Olive Thomas, Ginger had so much fun that a generation of lonely young women wanted to be like her. Being a flapper wasn't all about fashion. It was about rebellion.
Flappers did what society did not expect from young women. They danced to Jazz Age music, they smoked, they wore makeup, they spoke their own language, and they lived for the moment. http://mentalfloss.com/article/22604/rise-flapper
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