[2012] Sarah Everhart: Glog

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[2012] Sarah Everhart: Glog

Flagpole sitting was popular in the1920's. One of the most famous flagpole sitters called himself Shipwreck.

Al Capone was one of the most famous gangsters during the 1920's. In Chicago, he built a criminal empire. He was nicknamed Scarface because his cheek was cut in a fight.

The Lost Generation was a group of American writers that lived in Europe. The main people in the group were Gertrude Stein, Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, F. Scott Fitzgerald, E. E. Cummings, John Dos Passos, Thornton Wilder, and Hart Crane.

The 1920's was called the jazz age or the golden age of jazz. One type of jazz, "Chicago style", was created by a group of students from Austin High School in Chicago. James P. Johnson made "stride piano" famous, and Louis Armstrong made "scat singing" famous.

In the 1920's, the 18th Amendment was added to the Constitution. This amendment was created to decline the use of alcoholic drinks. Because of this, people would drink illegal beverages given to them by bootleggers. This amendment had been abolished by 1933.

Clara Gordon Bow was a famous American movie star during the 1920's. She played in movies like Wings, Mantrap, The Plastic Age, Dancing Mothers, and It. After her role in It, she was known as the "It" girl. Her acting career started with her film debut in 1922 when she won a contest in a magazine. She starred in her last movie in 1933. She died on September 27, 1965.

Speakeasies were places that illegally sold alcoholic drinks. These existed because of Prohibition and the 18th Amendment.

Flappers were liberated women in the 1920's that danced to jazz music. They followed all the trends like cutting their hair very short and wearing a lot of makeup.


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