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Did You Know . . .
1927 - Broadway performer Al Jolson stars in The Jazz Singer, the first motion picture to incorporate sound.
1929 - Louis Armstrong appears on Broadway in the hit show Hot Chocolates singing his famous song "Ain't Misbehavin'."
1917-1932 - Fred Astaire, danced with his sister Adele during his Broadway days.
Dancer Extraordinaire Fred Astaire
"American actor, singer, and dancer Fred Astaire leans against a wall with a pipe in his mouth, pointing as American actors (L-R): Betty Compton, Adele Astaire, and Gertrude McDonald listen in a scene from the Broadway musical 'Funny Face' at the Alvin Theatre, NYC. Music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin." 1927.
Astaire On Stage. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Dec 2011.
"George GERSHWIN - ZIEGFELD SHOW GIRL Cover of score. Written by W A McGuire; from the novel by J P McEvoy; Music by G Gershwin; Lyrics by Ira Gershwin and Gus Kahn. Dances by Robert Connolly; Ballet by Albertina Rasch Produced in America"
George GERSHWIN - ZIEGFELD.. Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Dec 2011.
Gold Diggers of Broadway - Year: 1929
GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY (1929). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Dec 2011.
Josephine Baker in Art and Life: The Icon and the Image by
Call Number: B BAK
Publication Date: 2007
Explores the life of Josephine Baker and the images she projected, discussing her film and dance careers, humanitarianism, political activity, influence on art and fashion, and other aspects of her life.
American Decades Primary Sources: 1920-1929 by
Call Number: R 973.91 AME
Publication Date: 2004
Contains approximately 160 primary sources on American history and culture from 1920 to 1929, featuring many different types of sources, arranged chronologically in twelve categories, including the arts, education, government and politics, media, medicine and health, religion, and sports.
Encyclopedia of American History: Volume VII, The Emergence of Modern America, 1900-1928 by
Call Number: R 973 ENC
Publication Date: 2010
Contains alphabetized, cross-referenced entries on American history that discuss events, movements, people, trends, political developments, and related topics from the early twentieth century; and includes primary documents, a chronology, bibliography, and index.
The Roaring Twenties Almanac and Primary Sources by
Call Number: 973.91 HOW
Publication Date: 2006
Presents a collection of entries that provide information on the 1920s in the U.S., including the political, economic, technological, and social events during the decade, and provides full and excerpted documents that offer a range of perspectives the period. Includes sidebar boxes and illustrations.