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Entertainment. of the 1920's. By Sapphire, Brandon, and JT. The 1920’s was the decade of entertainment. Music The 1920’s were also known as the “Jazz age” The change in music was mostly made by Louis . “ Satchemo” Armstrong, who practiced his

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of the 1920's

By Sapphire, Brandon,

and JT


The 1920’s was the decade of entertainment.


The 1920’s were also known as the “Jazz age”

The change in music was mostly made by Louis

“Satchemo” Armstrong, who practiced his

talents every day before and after school, and

Duke Ellington, formally known as Edward

Kennedy Ellington. When Duke was young

he began playing the piano, although

he disliked it very much. At the age of

19 he was playing at school dances

composing and writing his own music.


Art was another form of entertainment.

Thomas Hart Benton was known for his advancement of the regionalist

style, painting mostly of small towns and

rural America. He painted murals in many parts of the United States

including a masterpiece called Modern

America in New York City.


Cartoons of the 1920’s

The Cartoons of the 1920’s were based on many political issues that

were going on like the Treaty of Versailles.

Most cartoonists aimed at humor but in reality the cartoons drawn

at this time mostly had important messages to get a crossed.

Cartoonist’s Jay Darling


Movies of the 1920’s

The film industry really bloomed in the 1920’s. The first movies

were filmed in New Jersey. Films in the 1920’s were in great

demand, all silent still theaters were packed every night.

One of the Greatest Comedians of all times was Charlie Chaplin.

He was famous for his participation in comedic silent films.


Warner Bros. Pictures,incorporated in 1923 by the brothers Jack, Harry, Albert, and Sam.

The studios first asset was Rin tin tin.

Other studios which formed in the 1920s also was

MGM (first named Metro-Goldwyn pictures),

Columbia Pictures, and MCA( music corporation

Of America.)


Mickey Mouse was also very famous in the 1920s

Mickey Mouse became

everyone’s favorite cartoon

in the 1920s, when Walt came

out with Steamboat willie.

Actual footage from the 1920s,

called Mickey’s Follies.


Here is some advertisement for old silent movies, and silent


Clara Bow

The Phantom of the


The Mark of Zorro

The Hunchback

Of Notre Dame.

Rudolph Valentino


Radios in the 1920s

Radio broadcasting started in the 1920s, although only a few people

Could actually hear the voices and music played.

The people became radio crazy after the first broadcast. So much so

That between roughly 1923 to 1930 almost 60% of families owned


The crystal radios made it possible for the demand of peoples wants

To be met because it was so easy to make. Magazines for young boys

Actually encouraged them to make their own.


First Miss America Pageant in 1920

In September 1920, an Atlantic City Businessman staged a

“Fall Frolic” to secure tourism past Labor Day.

Critics such as Women’s clubs and religion groups disagreed

with the female form being on display in public. It was not

considered respectable behavior at that time but many people

became entertainment by it.


Dances in the 1920s

Swing dancing was become increasingly popular in the 1920s but not

As popular as the charleston. People could do the Charleston as a

Solo, with a partner, or a group.

The Charleston was featured in the 1923

black musical, Runnin’ Wild and

became even more popular after that.


Games of the 1920s

Games started to get popular in the 1920s. Some popular

Games were mahjong, ouija boards, and cross word puzzles.


Magazines of the 1920s

Many magazines of the 1920s were aimed at women. It was the

Merging of women and the home in a consumer society.

Products like hosiery and make-up were marketed through

Magazines as essential for the modern woman.


Newspapers of the 1920s

The new tabloid newspapers of the 1920s, notably the New

York Daily News, achieved large circulations by covering

Crime, sports, and scandals.


Sports of the 1920s

Several sports such as golf, which was unavailable to the middle-

class became available. Making golf and many others such as

baseball and football increasingly popular.


Books of the 1920s

There were many different books in the 1920s as there is now.

Although most books were made for the women and children.

However books on motors and fixing things were becoming more

Popular for men to read.Story books like Winnie the Pooh

became popular in the 1920s.