III-Biography of writer: Harry Lillis Crosby, also known as Bing Crosby, was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1903. As a kid, people used to call him Bingo, therefore the name Bing was generated once he became famous. According to research, Bing was the most popular and influential media star of the first half of the 20th century. Crosby became a radio star in the late 1920s and early 1930s, first as a touring member of the Rhythm Boys and then as a solo act. He had solo hits in 1931, 1932, 1933, 1934, 1936 and 1937, but the peak of his career didn 't even occur until World War II, when he also became a bona fide film star.
Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt, also known as the conservationist president, became the 26th and youngest President of the nation’s history. Roosevelt once said, “We have fallen heirs to the most glorious heritage a people ever received, and each one must do his part if we wish to show that the nation is worthy of its good fortune.” Roosevelt wanted individuals to do their part by protecting and cherishing the nation’s resources, and that led Teddy to be an important figure in American history. Roosevelt was important because he had the desire to make society more fair and equitable with economic opportunities for all Americans. America wouldn’t be the same without Roosevelt because of his dedication to conserve and make a change. Theodore “Teddy”
The Great Gatsby, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925, has been one of the most widely read books for decades. Having inspired the production of two movies and merchandise, the novel features a young man by the name of Gatsby wielding his way through life, becoming rich through odd means for one main goal, a woman named Daisy. Gatsby was born to a farmer in North Dakota and ever since he was a child, he had always envisioned a better life for himself than farming. Along the path to his better life, he stumbled across Daisy, however, he was shipped to war and was unable to obtain her when he returned. Throughout time, there have been famous people who resemble Gatsby in all means of ways whether it be illegal activity, wealth, manipulation, or just one main goal and a man by the name of James Jerome Hill may just take the prize winner for leading a life most similar to Gatsby’s.
On March 12, FDR went on the radio—giving the first of many "fireside chats"—to explain his plan to Americans and to assure them that their money would be safe in the re-opened banks. (Miller Center) Come 1934, Roosevelt created the Securities and Exchange Commission, which was charged with regulating financial markets. (Miller Center) To meet the needs of the unemployed, Roosevelt created the Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA). FERA made direct cash allocations available to states for immediate payments to the unemployed. (Miller Center) Along with the civilian conversation corps, FERA gave relief to many Americans in time of crisis.
Nick says “I graduated from New Haven in 1915, just a quarter of a century after my father, and I little later I participated in that Teutonic migration know as the Great War.” (3) Yale was a very popular university, it was known for athletic programs and its connection with the Military, it was one of the to universities. Nick was not much different than anyone else, he fought in Great War and soon after he enrolled at Yale. Nick also mentions, “ so I decided to go east and learn the bond business. Everybody I knew was in the bond business, so I supported it could support one more single man.” (3) After the War the economy was growing very quick and everyone wanted to be in the bond business, it was a quick way to get rich. Nick always admire his father, one of the things Nick’s father passed along to him was "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven 't had the advantages that you 've had" (1.2).
One of the most classic staples in film history, Singin’ in the Rain, influenced the way the film industry made movies forever. Singin’ in the Rain was a musical-comedy produced by Arthur Freed. It was released in 1952, but based in the late 1920’s, depicting the transition from silent films to “talkies.” Don Lockwood, played by Gene Kelly, was an already successful actor in the silent film era. Kathy Selden, played by Debbie Reynolds, was an aspiring actress who fell in love with Lockwood. The plot of the film revolves around Kathy Selden filling in as the voice of Lina Lamont, a silent film star with a voice not appropriate for sound.
His name was Edwin Booth born five years earlier. Carter compares how Edwin has been labeled the “good” brother and John as the “bad”. Edwin was known as one of the greatest classical actors of his day. Although the comparison of the two had some ups and downs. Before the Lincoln assassination John was valued as the shining and happy one.
This was a period in our country where morality, and equality, had come to be questioned for the first time since our country broke away from its European roots, and winning its independence on July 04, 1776. The American culture and its society would be changed forever over this twenty to thirty-year course. Forrest Gump is very simple-minded man who lives his life by a set of values forever instilled in him by his mother, Ms. Gump. In many ways the preoperational stage given to us by Jean Piaget applies very strongly to the movie Forrest Gump, for example when he started playing football, and joined the Vietnam War. The Cognitive
Little Dickie Moore was known to fans around the world, but one of his biggest career highlights was his time in front of the camera on the “Our Gang” comedy show also known as “The Little Rascals.” According to Deadline on Friday, the passing of the talented actor has fans sad as he was a beloved actor who was known for his impact during the early years of television. The entertainer had a number of accolades in the entertainment business and many of them were firsts in the entertainment world. According to Fox News on Friday, Dickie Moore was the first boy to play Shirley Temple’s boyfriend on screen and he gave her first screen kiss in the 1942 film "Miss Annie Rooney." Dickie Moore grew up in front of the cameras as he began his career
In 1915, a man named William J. Simmons watched the movie, ”Birth Of A Nation”, which is about the reconstruction, but it takes place through the eyes of someone in the KKK. This inspired William to reorganize the KKK. He claimed that the group was dedicated to “comprehensive Americanism”, and when the movie aired in Atlanta, he put an ad in the Atlanta paper for the KKK next to the movies ad. He had very good timing considering the United States was getting an immense number of immigrants. The KKK had claimed to be “purely benevolent” and when World War I had begun, the group promised to protect the home front from many different racial groups.