The Roaring 20s
by Ashley Meaton
Because there were limited activities, reading was very popular in the 1920s, especially during the cold winter months.
Most people gained knowledge of the broad world and events through newspapers.
Mainly women’s magazines were full of short stories, cooking recipes, decorating tips & crafts, house designs, biographies, and advertising.
- Some of the books that described the 20s included The Great Gatsby, The Waste Land, The Sun Also Rises, and many more.
- Literature had a connection with To Kill A Mockingbird because it expressed what was going on in the 1960s like literature had in the 1920s
Tales of the Jazz Age
Cinema, dance, and music.
Communities, people, and disease.
Recipes, stories, decorating tips, crafts, and designs.
Fast paced and very energetic
Dancing helped people forget about their confined lifestyles from the war
Some of the popular dances included the Lindy Hop, Waltz, Castle Walk, and many more
Some of the popular dances in the 20s are still enjoyed today like the Charleston, Tango, and some line dances
Women often wore beaded necklaces, dresses, and occasionally a headband or small hat and a bobbed hairstyle
- Men often wore raccoon coats, bell-bottoms, and a hat when dancing
-Dancing helped people escape the bad things in the world like described in To Kill A Mockingbird
Rapid success because of new form of entertainment
Made the world a happier place to live after World War 1
Some of the early silent movie were usually accompanied by live piano or organ music
Wasn’t until 1923 when film contained synchronized sound
Hollywood was the center of movie making by 1927 in the U.S. with about 85% of movie production in or near Hollywood
Some of the popular movies produced in the 1920s included The Kid, The Gold Rush, The Phantom of The Opera, The Jazz Singer, and many more
- Some movies in the 1920s captured the troubles in life that happened in To Kill A Mockingbird, like racism, poverty, and violence.