Jack Dempsey . American Boxer Held world heavyweight title from 1919 to 1926 Member of international boxing hall of Fame Known as The Manassa Mauler Best knock out record in history. Ernest Hemmingway. Famous American author
- Won his first tournament at the age of 6
- Won the Southern Amateur in Atlanta
- Opened the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia in 1933
- Introduced the Masters Tournament
- At 14, Jones won the Georgia Amateur tournament and reached the quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur at Merion Cricket Club in Haverford, Pennsylvania
Helped make baseball exciting With his Homerun proficiency.
Won 7 Pennants and 4 world series with the yankees.
Introduced high scoring games to baseball in the 1920s.
Hit 60 homeruns in one season, the record until 1961.
Was given very limited playing time and still managed to hit numerous homeruns in his early years.
Gave a lot of money to charity regardless of his reckless lifestyle
Larger than life figure to new york baseball fans in the 20s
Flew first non-stop transatlantic flight in history
Was a US Air pilot at the time
Only 25 years old
Helped promote rapid development of commercial aviation
Also was an offer
Fire extinguisher: a chaperone
Mind your potatoes: mind your own business
Sap: a fool, an idiot. It was a very common term in the 20s.
Pipe down: stop talking
Founded on October 16, 1923 by Walt and Roy Disney.
Walter had made a short film in Kansas City about a little girl in a cartoon world, called Alice’s Wonderland.
Disney owns and operates the ABC broadcast television network.
Walt had to come up with a new character. He designed a mouse whom Walt first wanted to name Mortimer, but his wife Lilly preferred Mickey.
Mickey Mouse was an immediate sensation around the world
A serious of Mickey Mouse cartoons followed.
Walt’s other serious called Silly Symphonies turned into the training ground for all Disney artists, as they prepared for the advent of animated feature films.
Secret underground clubs
Illegally sold alcoholic beverages during the Prohibition Era.
Formed to get around the 18th amendment which banned the sale, manufacture, and transportation of alcohol.
Usually run by a gang or mob.
Bootlegger: a person who makes or sells alcohol illegally.
Lasted between 1920-1933.
He was the idol of the MLB at this time.
He was one of the players with the highest salaries in the league.
He held a MLB record 54 homeruns in a season until 2001
He held the all time home run record until Hank Aaron broke in in 1974
Is and always will be a baseball hero.
*First and most popular female actress of the silent film era. *Played innocent and virtuous characters. Referred to as America’s Sweetheart.
*Born April 8, 1893 in Canada as Gladys Mary Smith.
*Began acting as a way to earn money for her mother and sister after her father died.
*She began starring in film after film and finally in 1920 Pollyanna was her first film released through Untied Artists.
*Married Fairbanks in 1920 and became an All-American couple.
*Desperately tried to change her image of a “curly-headed girl” into a serious actress.
*Starred in several films of a different genre and thought bringing Ernst Lubitsch; a German director to America would help.
*In 1923 she filmed Rosita which received terrible reviews so returned to her usual acting in Little Annie Rooney in 1925. (Even at 32 she could play a 12 year old)
*In 1929 Coquette was released it was United Artists and Pickford’s first all-talking film and won the Academy Award for Best Actress.
*Her and Fairbanks were among the first to leave their hand and footprints in cement at the Chinese Theater.
*They later divorced in 1935 and not too far into the sound era Pickford retired from acting. Her last film was Secrets.
*She remarried in 1937 to Buddy Rogers and adopted two children although she never returned to acting she produced and coproduced with her husband through the 40’s.
*She passed away May 29, 1979
Was voted most valuable player in 1927
In 1927 he scored 149 runs
Went to the world series twice 1927, 1928
April 28 1923 struck out 17 William college batters making the him stick out to the Yankees
Gehrig went back to minor league baseball for 2 seasons 1923 and 1924, batting .344 and crashing 61 home runs in 193 games.
mid season at minor league he joined the Yankees as one of the best pinch hitters
1927 Gehrig put up one of the greatest seasons any battery in history hitting .373 with 218 hits , with 52 doubles,18 triplet, and 47 homeruns
Disney was founded on October 16th, 1923 by Roy and Walt Disney.
Created during a time were listening to the radio was a normal daily activity. There were no televisions, but they had movies you could go watch in theatres. Films were just beginning to blossom.
1923 Disney had introduced there first show “Alice in Wonderland.” Later in 1928, they released a cartoon “Steamboat Willie.” (this was the first synchronized cartoon with sound)
The beginning of Disney symbolized almost a “golden age” of America at the time, but if you knew the truth; behind the scenes there were many people in poverty.
Disney would soon come to be one of the most successful businesses ever.
The Marx Brothers famous for their sight-gags and chaotic setups, they started from the Vaudeville stage, to Broadway, and then to film.
Beyond the Horizon opened on Broadway in 1920.
Also, in 1920 he was awarded with the Pulitzer prize for drama.
His first major hit was the Emperor Jones which went on Broadway in 1921
His most well known play was “Strange interlude” which went on Broadway in 1927.
He won the Nobel prize in 1929.