The Roaring 20's
By: Kylie Hall and Emily Decker
Babe Ruth was a sports figure who soared in popularity; he was a great outfielder who hit 60 home runs in 1927. This record that stood for 34 years.
In May 1927, Charles Lindbergh became the first person to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean.
The Dress- Coco Chanel was one of the revolutionary designers of this time period, due to her creation of the boyish-look that flappers adorned. Hemlines on dresses,became shorter and shorter , corsets were swapped for undergarments called step-ins. Rayon stockings were worn and were rolled down to draw attention to the knees and legs. The dresses were short, slim and embellished with fringe. This made them great for dancing!
The radio brought entertainment into people's homes. In 1920 the first commercial radio broadcast, which carried the presidential election returns were transmitted. The networks broadcasted popular programs across the nation. The radio offered news, concerts, sporting events, comedies, opera, western, classical, country, blues, and jazz.
Fluky: Funny, different, odd Forty-Niner: Man who is prospecting for a rich wife Gimlet: A chronic bore Goof: Sweetie Handcuff: Engagement ring His Blue Serge: His sweetheart, his girl Hooch: liquor Hopper: Dancer Out on Parole: A person who has been divorced Scofflaw: A lawless drinker of illegally made or illegally obtained liquor (coined in 1923) Sharpshooter: A good dancer who does not hold back while spending money Snake Charmer: A female bootlegger Tomato: Good looking girl with no brains Trotzky: Old lady with a moustache and chin whiskers Weasel: Girl stealer Whangdoodle: Jazz music, jazz band Whiskbroom: Man with whiskers