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Cultural Innovations. 17.4. Art. John Marin. Charles Scheeler. Georgia O’Keefe. Literature. Carl Sandburg used common speech to glorify the Midwest Willa Cather wrote about life on the Great Plains Edna St. Vincent Millay discussed equality for women

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Cultural innovations

Cultural Innovations

17.4


Cultural innovations

Art

John Marin


Cultural innovations

Charles Scheeler


Cultural innovations

Georgia O’Keefe


Literature

Literature

  • Carl Sandburg used common speech to glorify the Midwest

  • Willa Cather wrote about life on the Great Plains

  • Edna St. Vincent Millay discussed equality for women

  • Gertrude Stein was a poet who served as a mentor to many writers


Cultural innovations

  • Lost Generation: disillusioned with WW1, they moved to Paris and wrote about flawed heroes

    • F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote about colorful characters in a superficial society in The Great Gatsby

    • Ernest Hemingway described the experiences of war in A Farewell to Arms

    • Edith Wharton wrote about upper class ignorance in The Age of Innocence


Movies

Movies

  • Increased prosperity led to more leisure time and having excess spending money

  • Mass media= radio, movies, newspapers, magazines

    • Fostered a sense of shared experience/unity

  • The Jazz Singer, the first talking picture


Cultural innovations

  • Charlie Chaplin

  • Mary Pickford

  • Clara Bow

  • Rudolph Valentino

  • Irving Berlin- famous composer of the 1920s

    • Wrote in Tin Pan Alley in NYC

    • Puttin’ on the Ritz and White Christmas


Cultural innovations

Charlie Chaplin:


Sports

Sports

  • Became popular due to motion pictures and sports

  • Babe Ruth became a national hero

    • “He wasn’t a baseball player. He was a worldwide celebrity, an international star”


Cultural innovations

  • Jack Dempsey was the world heavy weight champion

  • News coverage generated enthusiasm for college football

    • Red Grange from University of Illinois

  • Gertrude Ederle swam the English Channel in just over 14 hours


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