History Main / TheRoaringTwenties

3rd Nov '17 7:46:36 AM nero666
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[[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood Silent films]] became an art medium of their own with classic films like ''Film/TheWind'' and ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' setting new heights for screen drama and the great silent comedians like Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/HaroldLloyd and Creator/BusterKeaton gaining enormous popularity, along with fellow film stars Creator/ClaraBow, Creator/RudolphValentino and child actors Creator/BabyPeggy and Creator/JackieCoogan. The fact that they didn't have sound meant that movies still hadn't killed off {{Vaudeville}} or MinstrelShows just yet, but the advent of talkies beginning with ''Film/TheJazzSinger'' finished the job, however, as well as it killed the careers of many silent actors. Radio progressed quickly through the last of its experimental phases and was firmly established as a mass-market medium by the end of the decade (including radios in cars, brought to you by some lowly company called Motorola), also establishing what is now known as "popular music" in the process. Sports became items of true passion with star slugger Creator/BabeRuth, portentous pugilist Jack Dempsey, pigskin powerhouse Red Grange, golfing great Bobby Jones and others became heroes for the common man. Basketball, pool and hockey also gained popularity, and bowling became a popular informal sport decades before becoming a [[BowlingForRatings sitcom staple]].

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[[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood Silent films]] became an art medium of their own with classic films like ''Film/TheWind'' and ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' setting new heights for screen drama and the great silent comedians like Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/HaroldLloyd and Creator/BusterKeaton gaining enormous popularity, along with fellow film stars Creator/ClaraBow, Creator/RudolphValentino Clara Bow, Rudolph Valentino and child actors Creator/BabyPeggy and Creator/JackieCoogan.Jackie Coogan. The fact that they didn't have sound meant that movies still hadn't killed off {{Vaudeville}} or MinstrelShows just yet, but the advent of talkies beginning with ''Film/TheJazzSinger'' finished the job, however, as well as it killed the careers of many silent actors. Radio progressed quickly through the last of its experimental phases and was firmly established as a mass-market medium by the end of the decade (including radios in cars, brought to you by some lowly company called Motorola), also establishing what is now known as "popular music" in the process. Sports became items of true passion with star slugger Creator/BabeRuth, portentous pugilist Jack Dempsey, pigskin powerhouse Red Grange, golfing great Bobby Jones and others became heroes for the common man. Basketball, pool and hockey also gained popularity, and bowling became a popular informal sport decades before becoming a [[BowlingForRatings sitcom staple]].
31st Oct '17 3:28:56 PM jormis29
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* ''Film/MagicInTheMoonlight''
29th Oct '17 12:49:43 PM nombretomado
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Meanwhile, the African American community started to finally gain its voice in American culture. Many black Southerners moved to Northern cities during the 1910's and the early part of this decade, leading to the emergence of a black middle class. Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City, was the most famous African American community, and so many of the most famous African American writers, artists, and musicians were based there that many historians call this period the Harlem Renaissance. Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other famous authors wrote stories that captured the African American experience and were read by millions, and {{Jazz}} started to spread throughout the country when white people realized that Music/LouisArmstrong and Music/DukeEllington and the others sounded really awesome. This trend would continue in the 1930s, leading to Big Band and Swing music. Such progress had its limits, though: lynchings continued, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) enjoyed a resurgence beginning in 1915, reaching a peak in membership in 1925 before a fast decline, and while African-American Creator/JosephineBaker became a big star in Paris, she faced racial hostility in America. Meanwhile, intellectuals of the community, such as W. E. B. [=DuBois=], planted the seeds of what would eventually become the CivilRightsMovement.

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Meanwhile, the African American community started to finally gain its voice in American culture. Many black Southerners moved to Northern cities during the 1910's and the early part of this decade, leading to the emergence of a black middle class. Harlem, a neighborhood in New York City, was the most famous African American community, and so many of the most famous African American writers, artists, and musicians were based there that many historians call this period the Harlem Renaissance. Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and other famous authors wrote stories that captured the African American experience and were read by millions, and {{Jazz}} started to spread throughout the country when white people realized that Music/LouisArmstrong and Music/DukeEllington and the others sounded really awesome. This trend would continue in the 1930s, leading to Big Band and Swing music. Such progress had its limits, though: lynchings continued, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) enjoyed a resurgence beginning in 1915, reaching a peak in membership in 1925 before a fast decline, and while African-American Creator/JosephineBaker became a big star in Paris, she faced racial hostility in America. Meanwhile, intellectuals of the community, such as W. E. B. [=DuBois=], planted the seeds of what would eventually become the CivilRightsMovement.
UsefulNotes/CivilRightsMovement.
3rd Oct '17 10:22:03 AM alnair20aug93
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** [[ZettaiRyouiki Short Skirt And Knee Socks]]: Flappers often had grade A or B.

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** [[ZettaiRyouiki Short Skirt And Knee Socks]]: Flappers often had While modern depictions of flappers are shown in grade A or B.B, actual flappers with their knee-length skirts and rolled stockings often go for grade C.
30th Aug '17 7:58:36 PM KritzCake
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* The fictional world of ''VideoGame/{{Skullgirls}}'' contains lots of references to this era: Jazz music, Art-Deco-style buildings, detectives, etc.
30th Aug '17 7:59:26 AM alnair20aug93
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* ''Theatre/TheBoyFriend'', and its 1971 film adaptation.
30th Aug '17 5:56:44 AM StFan
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* King Mob of ''Comicbook/TheInvisibles'' gets to travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties.

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* King Mob of ''Comicbook/TheInvisibles'' ''ComicBook/TheInvisibles'' gets to travel back in time to the Roaring Twenties.
20th Jul '17 6:04:10 PM Briguy52748
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* ''Series/TheBradyBunch'': The 1973 episode "Never Too Young" has the family planning for a Roaring Twenties party. At one point, Mike and Carol duet on "I Want To Be Loved By You" (originally from the 1928 musical "Good Boy"), the older kids pore through a stack of old phonographs and laughing at some of the absurd titles of some of the songs, and the family rehearsing for a Charleston competition.
6th Jul '17 5:01:41 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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[[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood Silent films]] became an art medium of their own with classic films like ''Film/TheWind'' and ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' setting new heights for screen drama and the great silent comedians like Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/HaroldLloyd and Creator/BusterKeaton gaining enormous popularity, along with fellow film stars Creator/ClaraBow, Creator/RudolphValentino and child actors Creator/BabyPeggy and Creator/JackieCoogan. The fact that they didn't have sound meant that movies still hadn't killed off {{Vaudeville}} or MinstrelShows just yet, but the advent of talkies beginning with ''Film/TheJazzSinger'' finished the job, however, as well as it killed the careers of many silent actors. Radio progressed quickly through the last of its experimental phases and was firmly established as a mass-market medium by the end of the decade (including radios in cars, brought to you by some lowly company called Motorola), also establishing what is now known as "popular music" in the process. Sports became items of true passion with star slugger Babe Ruth, portentous pugilist Jack Dempsey, pigskin powerhouse Red Grange, golfing great Bobby Jones and others became heroes for the common man. Basketball, pool and hockey also gained popularity, and bowling became a popular informal sport decades before becoming a [[BowlingForRatings sitcom staple]].

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[[UsefulNotes/TheSilentAgeOfHollywood Silent films]] became an art medium of their own with classic films like ''Film/TheWind'' and ''Film/{{Metropolis}}'' setting new heights for screen drama and the great silent comedians like Creator/CharlieChaplin, Creator/HaroldLloyd and Creator/BusterKeaton gaining enormous popularity, along with fellow film stars Creator/ClaraBow, Creator/RudolphValentino and child actors Creator/BabyPeggy and Creator/JackieCoogan. The fact that they didn't have sound meant that movies still hadn't killed off {{Vaudeville}} or MinstrelShows just yet, but the advent of talkies beginning with ''Film/TheJazzSinger'' finished the job, however, as well as it killed the careers of many silent actors. Radio progressed quickly through the last of its experimental phases and was firmly established as a mass-market medium by the end of the decade (including radios in cars, brought to you by some lowly company called Motorola), also establishing what is now known as "popular music" in the process. Sports became items of true passion with star slugger Babe Ruth, Creator/BabeRuth, portentous pugilist Jack Dempsey, pigskin powerhouse Red Grange, golfing great Bobby Jones and others became heroes for the common man. Basketball, pool and hockey also gained popularity, and bowling became a popular informal sport decades before becoming a [[BowlingForRatings sitcom staple]].
24th Jun '17 5:44:15 AM Twiddler
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* ''Webcomic/{{Shaderunners}}'' is based on a fantasy version of Prohibition where booze is swapped in for color.
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