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Life styles of the Rich and Famous
Transcript of Life styles of the Rich and Famous
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- Fitzgerald, Scott F. The Great Gatsby. New York: New York, 1953. Print. Charlie Chaplin Movie Star Born: April 16, 1889
Died: December 25, 1977 -He was born in London and had a rags-to-riches story -Film career started in 1914 with the film Making A Living
-Over the next year Chaplin performed in over 35 movies
-In the 20's Chaplin starred in many films, including The Kid (1921), The Pilgrim (1923), A Woman in Paris (1923), The Gold Rush (1925), a movie Chaplin would later say he wanted to be remembered by, and The Circus (1928) Buster Keaton Film Maker/Actor, Comedian Born: October 4, 1895
Died: February 1, 1966 -His first film was in 1917 called "The Butcher Boy"
-In 1920 Keaton struck out on his own as a filmmaker, first with a series of two-reelers that included now classics such as The Cameraman, Steamboat Bill, Jr., and The Passionate Plumber -In 1923 Keaton started making full features such as The Three Ages (1923),Sherlock, Jr. (1924), The General (1927). Greta Garbo Actress/Flapper Born: September 18, 1905
Died: April 15, 1990 -Garbo started working at a Swedish department store where she would help model the men's clothing lines. Her natural instincts in front of the camera soon led her to a role in her first film, a comedy called Peter the Tramp (1922).
-After being the star in a few movies in Europe, Garbo met MGM's production chief, Louis B. Mayer. He wanted the young star to come to America and star in his movies, so she did.
-In 1926 Garbo's first American filmed premiered called The Torrent.
-Garbo also starred in The Temptress (1926) and Flesh and the Devil (1926). Writers/Inventors Emergence of the Rich and Famous With the booming economy brought about after the first world war, many people found ways to quickly climb the ladder to success and affluence. The Rich For the rich, the success was primarily built around the presence of investors or the ability to invest on credit and new technology that grew powerful companies overnight. Labor saving and entertainment household appliances, such as electric irons and radios, had huge potential for profit due to the overall increase in wages, expanding the demographic for which these products could be sold. Other success was built upon finance industries: banking, insurance, stock brokering, etc. Organized crime became a major force during this time with the establishment of prohibition which, rather the curve societies tendency to drink themselves too a drunken stupor, gave enterprising individuals the opportunity to fecund markets through the illicit trade. Suspicions are even raised of Gatsby by his party goers, many of whom have never even met the man, who believe that the extravagant host is involved with some illegal trade (and all likely is, due to his association with Wolfsheim). The Famous With new technologies and media such as radio and cinema, celebrities and the affluence of high society were closer than ever before. The introduction of media technologies transformed celebrities and brought them further into the public light, eliminating the barrier of text and in place creating a visual and auditory connection with the audience. This connection established a link for celebrities to attain a reputation that gave them access to the complex social networks of those rich or in politics, and, during this time, the importance for celebrity endorsement in campaigning arises. Further, economic success and the popularity of the new media allowed for celebrities access to well paid careers that gave them another access in which to assert their influence in the high ranking section of society. Within the novel, the presence of celebrities, such as Jordan Baker, is evident in their attendance of Gatsby's parties, who are mixed among other influential members of society. Travel Travel became one of the favorite pastimes for those who could afford it in the 1920s. From luxury cruises to even the emergence of air travel, (zeppelins were popular until the destruction of the Hindenburg) the 1920s was a time for which those without any obligations and with a healthy bank account could see the world. Travel across the Atlantic Ocean became common for many, from businessmen making propositions to further their corporate success, to entertainers on tour. Even the travel across smaller distances became more common with the emergence and popularity of the automobile. This emphasis upon travel become evident in Gatsby with the veritable mass migrations of automobiles to Gatsby's manor. Even after Gatsby's death, patrons without memo that the party ended still drift from the corners of the planet. Daisy and Tom are also characterized by their time spent in France and their tendency to drift wherever the rich played polo together. Jean Patou Born: August 19, 1880 Died: March 8 1936
- Jean began by opening a small dressmaking salon called "Maison Parry" but it was soon interrupted by World War I.
-He reopened the store in 1919 and became known for the 'flapper' look by lengthening the skirt and designing sportswear for women.
-Jean was considered the inverter of knitted swimwear, the tennis skirt, and the mens designer tie. Elsa Schiaparelli Born: September 10, 1890 Died: November 13, 1973 -Elsa was an Italian designer. Her greatest rival was Coco Channel.
-Elsa worked and collaborated with many contemporary artist. She did this in order to develop her imaginative designs.
-She launched a line of knitwear using a special double layered stitch.
-Most of Elsa's creations had some kind of art and image displayed on the clothing. F. Scott Fitzgerald Writer Born:September 24, 1896
Died: December 21, 1940 -His first novel, This Side of Paradise, almost overnight turned Fitzgerald, at the age of 24, into one of the country's most promising young writers
-Beginning in 1920 and continuing throughout the rest of his career, Fitzgerald supported himself financially by writing great numbers of short stories for popular publications such as The Saturday Evening Post and Esquire
-In 1924, Fitzgerald moved to France where he created his greatest novel, The Great Gatsby. The book was published in 1925
-After The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald started to unravel. He became an alcoholic and suffered from writers block. Inventors/Inventions 1920:
The tommy gun patented by John T Thompson.
The Band-Aid (pronounced 'ban-'dade) invented by Earle Dickson.
Artificial life begins -- the first robot built.
John Larson invented the lie detector.
Insulin invented by Sir Frederick Grant Banting.
The first 3-D movie (spectacles with one red and one green lens) is released.
Garrett A. Morgan invents a traffic signal.
The television or iconoscope (cathode-ray tube) invented by Vladimir Kosma Zworykin.
John Harwood invented the self-winding watch.
Clarence Birdseye invents frozen food.
The dynamic loudspeaker invented by Rice and Kellogg.
Notebooks with spiral bindings invented.
John Logie Baird- the mechanical television a precursor to the modern television 1926
Robert H. Goddard- liquid-fueled rockets.
Eduard Haas III-PEZ candy.
JWA Morrison-the first quartz crystal watch.
Philo Taylor Farnsworth- complete electronic TV system.
Erik Rotheim- an aerosol can.
Warren Marrison- the first quartz clock.
Philip Drinker- the iron lung.
Scottish biologist Alexander Fleming discovers penicillin.
Walter E. Diemer- Bubble gum
Jacob Schick- the electric shaver.
Paul Galvin- the car radio.
Yo-Yo re-invented as an American fad.
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