By: Sarah Tutor and Amber Butcher
Flappers During the 1920's
Dress During the 1920's
Movies and Hollywood
Movies in the 1920’s were a way to entertain the public. They were a huge success and made the world a happier place. It was a time where silent movies of the 1910’s were replaced by new sound movies. The five major movie producing companies were Paramount, Warner Bros., RKO, Metro- Goldwyn- Mayer, and 20th Century Fox.
It was also the takeoff of Hollywood. During the 20’s Hollywood was the place to make movies. Prior to this time, many movies were made in New Jersey or New York. However, that location changed. Many of the movie stars lived in Hollywood or surrounding areas. These movie stars were really considered stars. They were the ones that everyone wanted to be like. They were the role models of society. Everyone aspired to be a movie star and were envious of their belongings.
Jazz music took popularity in the 1920’s. Jazz was mostly being played in dance halls and roadhouses. It was the first music that really expressed emotion. It was the main form of concert music in the age. Jazz was considered the Devil’s music by many parents during this time. Jazz music lead to the establishment of dance halls and clubs opened in cities.Some famous Jazz artists include Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, and King Oliver. These artists were all very popular in the 20’s. These Jazz artists were influential in the creation of other genres and are remembered today.
Mass Media and Radio
Mass media is the ways that events and other things are advertised. These methods include television, radio, posters, and other forms of propaganda. During the roaring 20’s mainly radio was used to communicate information. Many young people would listen to the radio in order to hear the latest music. There would then be commercials that would tell of events and other things that would be important to young people. The radio was relatively new during this time period and was frequently used; however, records were more popular.
The Charleston Dance and Slang Terms
Slang terms were very common in the 1920’s just like slang terms are today. Young adults or teenagers most commonly used slang terms because they were just starting to be used more vigorously. Some slang terms were “Applesauce”, “Cat’s Pajamas”, “Palooka”, and “You slay me”. There were many more terms that were used for phrases that we say today. Most of these slang terms were made up words and were never in the English dictionary, but they were very popular.
Major Writers in the 1920's and Babe Ruth
George Herman Ruth, more commonly known as Babe Ruth, was born on February 6, 1895. He was named the greatest baseball player of all time by Babe Ruth. Babe Ruth had a total of 714 home runs in his career. Babe Ruth was rated number one because of his ability to get on base and how powerful his hit was. One of Babe Ruth’s famous quotes was “The only real game, I think, in the world is baseball.” Babe Ruth was an inspirations towards all baseball players and will continue to be that same inspiration.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh
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