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Fashion in the 1920's was like nothing ever seen before. Many of the new trends were considered to be risque and the complete opposite of trends in earlier years. The new norm for women became shorter dresses and hairstyles, glitz and glamour clothing, flashy makeup, and brighter colors. Trends for the male population became dressing to the t for every occasion, in other words they were dressed up no matter what they were doing.
During this time period speakeasies became very popular, due to the prohibition of alcohol. Speakeasies were hidden Bars that required a special or secrete code to enter. Many times they were hidden behind, within, or underneath entertainment areas, places of businesses, or family restaurants. To add another layer of protection they were often disguised as another type of business.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Prohibition effected many things, the rise of organized crime was one of these major effects. This is also know was the gangster era, it was common to learn that family and friends that were men were involved with this scheme. Crimes such as homicides, burglaries, and assaults were on the rise during this time.
Wealthy Lifestyles of the 1920's
Jazz was the music of choice in this time period. This type of music was created through the combining of other music styles such as blues and African American tunes. Music within this style was completely new and original to America which created the new African American culture of the 1920's.
F. Scott Fitzgerald was a public figure in the 1920's. This man became the spokesman for the Jazz age. Many felt as if he understood the new culture of this time and what it meant moving forward. He is also known as one of the greatest writers in America even today!
Life in the 1920's was extravagant and lavish. The focus of life during this time was wealth, status, and parties. Parties communicated these other importances, this is why they were so important. We would later find that putting all your eggs in the basket of these things would crash in the coming years.