The Jazz Era

The Jazz Era
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  • Dress/fashion
  • Prohibition
  • Organized crime
  • During the Jazz Era women wore dresses that were decorated with bows, fake flowers, and sashes at the waistline. The evening gowns that the women wore were made from luxurious fabric such as satin or velvet. Most dresses were made with headbands and rhinestone hair clips. The dresses and skirts the women wore during the Jazz Era were worn about an inch below the knee.
  • Music
  • During the Prohibition alcohol was illegal to manufacture, sale, and transport. This was considered a "moral triumph" of the rural middle class. In 1933 the Prohibition was ended.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • When liquor became illegal different crimes began to take place such as prostitution and protection rackets. During this time criminal activities and organized criminals such as American mobsters became more popular. Most common people looked up to these types of organizations as heroes.
  • Lifestyle
  • During the Jazz Era jazz music and dancing began to become popular. The music made a cultural change during this time. Nobody really knows where this music came from.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald was know as " primary spokesmen" during the Jazz Era. During this time he felt as if he truly understood and spoke to there generation. Till this day he is still known as Americas greatest writers. He was born in St. Paul, MN. He attended a prep school and Princeton University. He also served in the Army. In 1920 Fitzgerald married Zelda Sayre. The same year he got married he published This Side Of Paradise, which was a success for him. Him and his wife were considered "worse enemies" Zelda had a nervous breakdown and declared insanity. Zelda died in a fire. Fitzgerald died from a heart attack at the age of 44.
  • Dance and Jazz was a huge entertainment for people during the 1920's. They danced to express themselves. Although the United States was wealthier than other countries, there was still huge gap between the rich and the poor.
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