Women in the 1920's dressed in dress and clothing that would be considered much more skin reveling compared to the previous eras. For women the "flapper attire" and short bobbed hair was considered the norm when it came to parties and social events. Men in the 20's mostly dressed in 3 piece suits, vest and suspenders were also popular during this time.
Music in the 20's
Prohibition in the 20's, made the purchase and consumption of alcoholic drinks illegal. Outlawing alcohol made little difference to the wealthy because they could afford to get it illegally. Prohibition gave a rise to crime in the 20's, it created gangsters who would illegally make and sell alcohol, it also gave way to new crimes. Once prohibition ended the "mob bosses" moved on to new crime activities.
F. Scott FitzGerlad
Prohibition led way to organized crimes. People who began illegally transporting alcoholic beverages became known as bootleggers. Wealthier people gained money and power through extortion, prostitution, forced protection, racketeering, and grafting . The 1920's government and police did not have a big impact on crimes in the 1920's. The 1920's organized crime sparked crime in the the late 20th century and the 21st century.
Lifestyle in the 20's
In the 1920's jazz was a very popular genre of music. Jazz originated from the Harlem Renaissance . Jazz was a new sound for the people living in the 20's, it created new dances and artist. Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Kid Ory, and King Oliver were a few popular jazz musicians at the time.
F.Scott Fitzgerald was the primary spokesman for the Jazz age. Fitzgerald was popular writer in the 20's this This Side of Paradise became and instant success. Fitzgerald was apart of the Lost Generation (writers who spent time in Europe critiquing the american life). F. Scott was married to Zelda Sayre who came from a wealthy Tennessee family. Zelda and Scott were described as each others worst enemies. Zelda was said to be as talented as Scott but was held back by Scott because of his jealousy. Scott died in 1940 at the of 44.
The people in the living in the 1920's lived a fast over-indulgence lifestyle. Jazz became a very popular source of music so on free time people began to enjoy music. People also enjoyed the 1920's literature and art. Women in the 20's began to show more skin and become a little bit more rebellious. Illegal activities became popular, and the police and government did little to stop the crime going on in the 20's.