Sunday, April 14, 2013

Day 78, April 14

The Roaring Twenties, the 1920s,  was a  decade of  distinct cultural style.  Cities such as  New York, Paris, Berlin, London, and others delighted in a  period of sustained economic prosperity. French speakers called it the "années folles" ("CrazyYears"), emphasizing the era's social, artistic, and cultural dynamism.

"Normalcy" returned to politics in the wake of hyper-emotional patriotism during World War I, jazz music blossomed, the flapper redefined womanhood, and Art Deco peaked.

The media focused on celebrities, especially sports heroes and movie stars, as cities rooted for their home team and filled the new palatial cinema and gigantic stadiums. In most major countries women were given the right to vote for the first time. By the middle of the decade, prosperity was widespread, with the second half of the decade later becoming known as the "Golden Twenties".  It was a time of excess and continual celebration

1 comment:

  1. 1 Nephi 18:9.

    How much better are we doing, though? Fiddling while Rome burns?