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12.2 - 1920s (Popular Culture)
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Italian inventor who pioneered radio.
Radio Corporation of America (RCA)
Early company that sold radio sets to everyday Americans.
National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
First broadcasting company in America. It was founded by RCA to produce content for the radios RCA was selling.
Native American who studied at the Carlisle Indian School, played in the Olympics, and played professional baseball and football.
First woman to swim the English Channel.
Women's tennis champion in the 1920s.
"Big Bill" Tilden
Men's tennis champion in the 1920s.
Harold "Red" Grange
Star football player in the 1920s.
Famous homerun-hitting baseball player of the 1920s and 1930s. He played for the New York Yankee's and inspired nicknames such as the "Sultan of Swat."
A competition popular in the 1920s in which couples tried to see who could dance for the longest amount of time.
Miss America Pageant
Beauty contest established in the 1920s.
Fad in the 1920s in which people stat on chairs at the top of flag poles.
The first form of movies that did not have sound. They were accompanied by live musicians playing music in the theater.
Famous movie start of the 1920s. He was known for his sex-appeal.
Most famous film actress of the silent film era.
Famous actor, writer, and director of the early film era. He is most famous for playing the tramp.
Nickname for the first movies with sound.
The Jazz Singer
The first film with sound. It started Al Jolson.
D. W. Griffith
Director who filmed the first movie in Hollywood.
Neighborhood of Los Angeles that became the center of the new movie industry in the 1920s.
Animator who created the first animated films. His character Mikey Mouse debuted in 1928.
The first animated film featuring Mickey Mouse.
Musical style created around 1900. It grew out of West African influences, ragtime, slave songs, and European classical influences. First created in New Orleans, it was popularized in the rest of the country during the 1920s. It often features syncopated rhythms and improvisation.
Early jazz musician who led an orchestra.
Theater in New York that hosted many early jazz musicians.
Club in New York that hosted many early jazz musicians.
Dance craze that swept the nation in the 1920s.
Famous jazz musician. He sang and played the trumpet.
Jelly Roll Morton
Pianist and bandleader from New Orleans who claimed to have invented jazz.
Great female jazz and blues singers of the 1920s.
Great female jazz singer beginning in the 1930s. She was sometimes called the Queen of Jazz.
Along with Ella Fitzgerald, one of the great female jazz singers of the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s.
Northern, urban, single, young middle-class White women who rejected social expectations, wore makeup, dated, smoked, drank, danced, and dressed in dresses that were short, sleeveless and straight. They are emblematic of the 1920s.
Scientist who popularized psychology. His ideas about sex were shocking but captivated American's attention.
Fashion style popular at the turn of the century that feature long dresses that covered necks, arms and legs. Underneath was a corset, and hair would be tied up, often with a hat. The Flappers of the 1920s rejected this style.
Consolidated High School
A form of high school established in the 1920s that was larger because busses carried students in from many neighborhoods.
Sports played by high school students. It was a creation of the 1920s.
Student clubs, dances, etc. that became a part of school life in the 1920s.
Artistic style popularized in the 1920s and 1930s featuring geometric shapes, repletion, and solid colors.
French architect who popularized Art Deco style.
Skyscraper in New York City built in the 1920s in the art deco style. It was briefly the tallest building in the world until the Empire State Building a few blocks away was completed.
Empire State Building
Iconic building in New York City. Completed in 1931, it is an excellent example of the art deco style of its time.
Art style popular in the 1920s. It features dreamlike images rather than realistic representations. The most famous painter of this style was Salvador Dali.
Spanish artist. He is the most famous artists of the surrealist style.
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