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Did You Know . . .
1925 - Charlie Chaplin performed as the "Little Tramp" in the classic comedy film The Gold Rush.
1927 - The Jazz Singer - the first "talkie" movie - was released in New York and played to sold-out houses on Oct. 6, 1927.
1928 - Kodak produced the first color motion picture film.
1929 - 1st Academy Awards was held in the Blossom Room of the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on May 16, 1929.
1929 - Band leader Duke Ellington whose band created the Black and Tan Fantasy actually appears with his orchestra in his first movie short, Black and Tan.
1929 - The Mark Brothers played in their first sound movie The Cocoanuts where Groucho Marx plays a hotel owner who is desperately trying to get rid of land during the Florida real estate land boom.
Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in 'The Kid', 1920.
Charlie Chaplin And Jackie Coogan In 'The Kid', 1920 . Photograph. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 13 Dec 2011.
'Chicago' - 1927 Version
American actress Phyllis Haver (1899-1960) plays imprisoned murderess Roxie Hart in the film 'Chicago', directed by Frank Urson. 1927.
Chicago. Photographer. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 20 Dec 2011.
JAZZ SINGER, THE - Film director: CROSLAND, ALAN - Year: 1927 JAZZ SINGER, THE (1927). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 22 Dec 2011.
Mark Brothers' first film 'The Cocoanuts' in 1929
COCOANUTS, THE (1929). Photography. Encyclopædia Britannica Image Quest. Web. 2 Jan 2012.
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.
Daily Life in the United States, 1920-1939: Decades of Promise and Pain by
Call Number: 973.91 KYV
Publication Date: 2002
Examines what daily life was like for ordinary people in the U. S. in the 1920s and the 1930s, discussing the impact of automobiles, electricity, radio, cinema, conflict and crime, the standardization of culture, the Great Depression, and the New Deal on the lives of American citizens.
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.
The Roaring Twenties by
Call Number: 973.91 ROA
Publication Date: 2002
Presents twenty-one firsthand accounts of several aspects of the 1920s in America, discussing the economic boom, economic inequality, the Red Scare, racial tensions, Prohibition, flappers and jazz, fads, and the stock market crash. Also includes a chronology, a selected bibliography, and a comprehensive introduction.