1920s Lecture 6 New Culture

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1920s Lecture 6 New Culture

  1. 1.  Radio – most popular electronic device American’s share entertainment, pastimes  1900’s Invented 1910’s military 1800’s hobbyists use
  2. 2.  1920– hobbyist in Pittsburg started playing records over the radio Listening caught on   Westinghouse realized people would buy radios if there were programs to listen to Started first corporate radio station KDKA   Hundreds of radio stations were created  Technical improvements increased popularity
  3. 3.  Exploded in popularity during 1920’s Short, silent films   1927 – The Jazz Singer First movie with sound  “Talkies”   1927 Walt Disney’s Steamboat Willie Mickey Mouse became a star  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REbZO82tkg  w
  4. 4.  By end of 1920’s Americans bought over 100 million movie tickets a week  U.S. population = 123 million
  5. 5.  Movies led to movie stars – a new group of American heroes Charlie Chaplin – silent films  Rudolph Valentino – the hunk  Clara Bow – sex symbol  Mary Pickford – America’s sweetheart 
  6. 6. Charlie Chaplin Rudolph Valentino
  7. 7. Mary Pickford Clara Bow
  8. 8.  Charles Lindbergh First person to  complete transatlantic flight  Flew single engine plane from NY to Paris non-stop Most people believed  you would need a large plane with many engines Removed all the weight  he could Became a beloved  hero
  9. 9.  Amelia Earhart First woman to fly  across the Atlantic  1937 tried to fly around the world Disappeared over  Pacific Ocean From Atchison, KS 
  10. 10. Red Grange  College Football  “The Galloping Ghost”  Helen Wills  Tennis  Won 31 majors  Bobby Jones  Won golf’s first Grand Slam  All in same calendar year  Babe Ruth  Baseball 
  11. 11.  Modernism THEMES:  Disillusionment  Disconnection  Loneliness  Emptiness   African American Literature  Tales of WWI  Women’s Literature  Literature about booming business
  12. 12.  F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby   SinclairLewis  Edna St. Vincent Millay  Ernest Hemingway WWI  A lot of modernists A Farewell to Arms  part of the Lost  John Dos Passos Generation Three Soldiers  Large group of   T.S. Eliot American authors, poets, artists who The Wasteland  lived in Europe after WWI
  13. 13.  Art Deco movement in visual  arts, interior design and architecture Lavish, rich,  colorful Shaped by “all the  nervous energy stored up and expended in the War.”
  14. 14.  G!SPRITE’s and re-do terms by Thursday 2/19

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