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The 1920s

The 1920s was a time of Entertainment Revolution. Prohibition dominated American culture. Eventually prohibition was repealed in the 1930s. But the 1920s was a time of birth in the Entertainment Industry. Some people called the 1920s the "Roaring Twenties" due to economic prosperity following the end of World War I. It was also the time for the introduction of the front engine automobile.


Jazz and Swing were at its early stages of development. Fred Astaire entered the scene. Dancing and singing became a common way to entertain those that went to a night club, party or Broadway show.
Cole Porter entered the scene writing one hit after another. Other artists and composers emerged like Duke Ellington, The Carter Family,  and Buster Keaton.


Louis Armstrong moved Jazz along creating a path for other musicians to follow. Other Jazz singers emerged like Annette Hanshaw, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald.

It was a time of getting the band together. Bands and Orchestras were the main source of creating that original style of music. Muted horns, trumpets, and trombones swayed in union establishing the sounds of magic for every ear. This lead to Big Band Music. Old time Radio emerged bringing entertainment to those that had a radio.

Classic Hollywood began to grow in black and white. Silent films flickered in theaters. Eventually sound found film. New magic was born bringing vision, audio, and creativity together. Stars were born. Songs, scripts, and books were written to pave a golden road to the 1930s. The 1920s held the torch for many to follow in a blooming booming sound of magical entertainment.