Click on the category to learn more about the era of the Great Gatsby.....
Jazz Age saw a new change in music. While musicians like Aaron Copland
and George Gershwin offered key changes to American music, African Americans
offered the most significant contributions to the evolution of jazz.
Interested in learning more on Jazz in the 1920's? Check out some of these links:
* “Talkies” refer to films with spoken words. The first, The Jazz Singer appeared in 1927
Jolson, who plays Jack Robinson, the main character, appears in blackface.
Blackface refers to white actors painting their faces black with exaggerated
features to mimic African Americans in a highly stereotyped manner. This
was done in part because African Americans were not often welcomed to
work in Hollywood in a mainstream position.
Best Picture 1928: Wings (Paramount)
Best Picture 1929:The Broadway Melody (Metro Goldwyn Meyer)
You can't say sports in the 1920's without giving proper respect to:
Ruth was born on February 26, 1895, in Baltimore, MD. Although he lived
with his parents, they showed little affection towards him and he went
to boarding school at age seven where he learned and perfected baseball.
for more information on one of the greatest players to ever play the game.....
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