2JAZZ Who were the first Jazz Musicians? Where was Jazz born? African AmericansWhere was Jazz born?New OrleansWhen did Jazz appear nationwide?The early 1920sWhy did Jazz spread past New Orleans?Violence and racism resurfaced in New Orleans and Jazz musicians fled to cities like Chicago, New York, and Kansas City
3JAZZ"The true spirit of jazz is a joyous revolt from convention, custom, authority, boredom, even sorrow--from everything that would confine the soul of man and hinder its riding free on the air." ~ J.A. Rogers, "Jazz at Home," The Survey Graphic, 1925
41920s Jazz MusiciansBix BeiderbeckeDuke Ellington
14FlappersThe Playful flapper here we see, The fairest of the fair. She's not what Grandma used to be, -- You might say, au contraire. Her girlish ways may make a stir, Her manners cause a scene, But there is no more harm in her Than in a submarine.She nightly knocks for many a goal The usual dancing men. Her speed is great, but her control Is something else again. All spotlights focus on her pranks. All tongues her prowess herald. For which she well may render thanks To God and Scott Fitzgerald.Her golden rule is plain enough - Just get them young and treat them rough.
15Prohibition18th Amendment outlawed the transporting, selling, manufacturing of Alcohol.Widely ignoredLead to Organize Crime
16The 1920s Night Club “Speakeasies” Offered an intense experienceEntertainment tended toward adult fare“Alcohol" was central to the experience.The Night Clubs also had their dark side.
17Two Cultural Movements The Harlem Renaissance- Rebirth of African-American culture- Literature, art, music, dance- Took place primarily in HarlemFactors in the development of the Harlem Renaissance were:African-American urban migrationTrends toward experimentation throughout the countryThe rise of radical African-American intellectuals.Never before had so many Americans embraced the African-American culture.
19The Harlem Renaissance DreamsHold fast to dreamsFor if dreams dieLife is a broken-winged birdThat cannot fly.For when dreams goLife is a barren fieldFrozen with snow.by Langston Hughes
20Two Cultural Movements The Lost GenerationRejection of American MaterialismLooking for the Meaning of Life, after quick change from war.Intellectuals, poets, artists and writers
21The Lost Generation "The Hollow Men" We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with straw Our dried voices, when We whisper together Are quiet and meaningless As wind in dry grass Or rat's feet over broken glass In our dry cellarby T.S. Eliot
22Motion Pictures New Pastime: THE MOVIES! Silent movies became "talkies" when sound was finally added.Charlie Chaplin most famous silent actor
23Motion PicturesThe best movies of the decade were "Treasure Island" and "Ben Hur” and “The Jazz Singer.”
24Baseball The New American Pastime Radio Broadcasts, Stadiums, and Sports Sections in NewspapersCelebrities like Babe RuthA Spectator Sport for the Working Class: Myth vs. Reality
25Slang Words All wet Applesauce describes a wrong idea or person He's all wet.All wetwhat you say when you are angry"Oh, applesauce!"Applesauce
26Slang Words The Big Cheese The Cat’s Meow Cheaters Jake the most important personthe bossThe Big Cheesesomething splendid or wonderfulthe bestThe Cat’s MeowCheaterseyeglassesOKEverything is Jake.Jake
27Slang Words Dogs Giggle Water Heebie Jeebies Jalopy Moll Feet Alcohol A Scary Nervous FeelingJalopyAn Old CarMollA Gangster’s Girlfriend
28Slang Words Pushover Scram Swell Upchuck Whoopie Someone easily convincedScramAlcoholSwellWonderfulUpchuckVomitWhoopieHave a good Time
29Would you want to live in the 1920s? Why or Why not? Is the 1920s for you?Would you want to live in the 1920s? Why or Why not?