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,
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.
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.
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
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
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.
The Phantom of the
The Mark of Zorro
Of Notre Dame.
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.
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.
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 started to get popular in the 1920s. Some popular
Games were mahjong, ouija boards, and cross word puzzles.
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.
The new tabloid newspapers of the 1920s, notably the New
York Daily News, achieved large circulations by covering
Crime, sports, and scandals.
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.
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.