By Sapphire, Brandon,
The 1920’s was the decade of entertainment.
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.
Art was another form of entertainment.
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.
Cartoons of the 1920’s
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
Movies of the 1920’s
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,
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 was also very famous in the 1920s
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.
Here is some advertisement for old silent movies, and silent
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Of Notre Dame.
Radios in the 1920s
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.
First Miss America Pageant in 1920
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.
Dances in the 1920s
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 of the 1920s
Games started to get popular in the 1920s. Some popular
Games were mahjong, ouija boards, and cross word puzzles.
Magazines of the 1920s
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.
Newspapers of the 1920s
The new tabloid newspapers of the 1920s, notably the New
York Daily News, achieved large circulations by covering
Crime, sports, and scandals.
Sports of the 1920s
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.
Books of the 1920s
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.