Unit VIII – Boom Times and Challenges (1919-1945) Chapter 24 Section 3 The Jazz Age The Jazz Age The Big Idea Musicians, artists, actors, and writers contributed to American popular culture in the 1920s. Main Ideas Radio and movies linked the country in a national culture.
Unit VIII – Boom Times and Challenges (1919-1945)
Chapter 24 Section 3
The Jazz Age
Entertainment: The Movies, Radio, and Sports (06:30)
During the 1920s, the radio went from being a little-known novelty to being standard equipment in every American home.
Radio Station Boom
Rise of the Radio
Movies exploded in popularity during the 1920s for several reasons.
Talkies and Cartoons
New Film Techniques
By the end of the 1920s, Americans bought 100 million movie tickets a week, though the entire U.S. population was about 123 million people.
Fairbanks and Pickford
Buster Keaton- The Great Stone Face
Radio helped inflame the public passion for sports, and millions of Americans tuned in to broadcasts of ballgames and prize fights featuring their favorite athletes.
Man O’ War
The four Horsemen
The Harlem Renaissance helped create new opportunities for African American stage performers, who only began being offered serious roles on the American stage in the 1920s.
This movement was known as the Harlem Renaissance.