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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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Art

John Marin


Charles Scheeler



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


  • 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 and wrote about flawed heroes

  • 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


  • Charlie and wrote about flawed heroesChaplin

  • 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


Charlie Chaplin and wrote about flawed heroes:


Sports
Sports and wrote about flawed heroes

  • 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”


  • Jack Dempsey and wrote about flawed heroes 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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