The rise of the flapper was an effect of many different aspects, including: World War I, women pushed into the workforce, changes in morals, prohibition, technology advances, and even jazz. Some of the American citizens were very quick to judge flappers, but in reality they were only indulging in fun activities that American men had been involved with for ages (DiPaolo). Even though the flapper was a very popular icon for the women in the 20s, most of the time the average woman couldn’t afford to dress and act in the ways that flappers did. The lifestyle was far too expensive and took up most of one’s free time. However, the fashion didn’t go unnoticed and was eventually integrated into clothing that could be purchased at all income levels (“Women in the 1920s”).
Throughout most of the decade, silent films were the predominant product of the film industry. The landmark motion picture The Jazz Singer (1927) was immensely popular because it, as a sound film, ushered in the talking motion picture. As the arts began to highlight new forms and statements previously used in media, they began to diminish the importance of following traditions in society and the invention of sound in movies is just one example of how the 1920s impacted an entire
The Renaissance Faire was a hotspot for change in the United States, healthier body image was promoted, as was open sexuality, and the influence of some of the most famous entertainers of all time. The Pleasure Faires influences on culture, sexuality, and politics had changed the US norms, making homosexuality, for example, seen in a more positive light. Unknown to many, the Renaissance Pleasure Faire formed large ripples on 1960s pop culture and fashion trends at the time. To effectively recreate the 15th-century environment, a majority of the entertainment was done through theater; mime shows and plays were most common. In particular was a mime show performed by Rob Shields, an LA dancer.
One of the most audacious Hollywood films of the late 1970s was ‘All That Jazz’ and the music to match was just as cheeky. Music used throughout the film in ‘All That Jazz’, some of the songs had a very 80 's beat, which of course was en vogue when it was made. It combined musical theatre and elaborate flights of fancy to enthralling effect, employing a wide range of musical styles and compositions in the process. The music style used divides its time between jazzy pop classics ("Everything Old Is New Again" and "On Broadway") and a combination of classics handled by composer/arranger Ralph Burns. The jazzy pop songs made for fun listening from classical music, lushly-orchestrated pop classics to easy listening styled songs.
Elvis Presley: The King of Rock n’ Roll Elvis Presley is one of the most influential artists in American music history. He revolutionized the music industry with his style and charisma. Elvis was able to bring together elements of country, blues, and gospel, stir in a little rhythm, and create a totally new and fresh sound. His music and famous dance moves not only shaped modern music, but he is also the reason behind the pandemonium that surrounds world famous musicians. In a sense, Elvis Presley created today’s pop culture.
The emergence of a popular mass culture depended upon the introduction of many new forms of entertainment such as film, radio, and theater. One of the most notable forms of theater that emerged was vaudeville, which gained popularity in the late 1800’s, reaching its height in the 1910’s through the 1930’s. Vaudeville theaters’ affordability and accessibility allowed Americans of different ethnic and social backgrounds a chance to socialize in a way that was previously not allowed. Vaudeville had a major impact on popular culture and many films took much of their content from vaudeville acts. An example of a film that was influenced by vaudeville is the play turned film, Wonder Bar.
The 1920’s in the United States also known as roaring twenties was a time for change and rebirth for a nation that just got done with a savage war. There were many technological advancements that brought about this change with large scale production methods and helpful inventions to make life easier. Although these advancements were very good for our society none was more important than the cultural movements throughout the 1920’s specifically the Jazz Movement. The Jazz movement in the 1930’s has had a tremendous impact on the American Identity by bringing different American cultures closer together which America a stronger country.
Even with all the television failures, the moguls explore different opportunities, which lead them to tape into an undiscovered market, the youth market. The popularity and acting abilities of top-tier actors, Marlon Brando and James Dean, helped movie moguls to control the youth market. “The box office power over the youth market remained and will only
The politics and culture of the 1950s were positively affected due to the innovation of the television. It irreversibly changed how the American people lived their day-to-day lives through televised entertainment, commercials, and political events and news. Although television was not new, beginning as early as the 1920s, it wasn’t until the 1950s that it truly took off and the industry boomed quickly becoming a national pastime. Television provided families, friends, and young people with new sources of entertainment such as college and professional sports and game shows that were being broadcasted across America. A water administrator in Toledo, Ohio reported that water use sometimes surged because of people using their toilets while on commercial breaks.
With this being said, music in the Victorian Era has inspired much of our music today, has become a very important form of entertainment, and has been used in many dances and parties. Inspiration for music in the Victorian Era were antiquity, folklore, history, and exotic cultures (Music in the Victorian Era). Most folk music was made during this time and was the most liked music genre during the start of the Victorian Era (Music and Musicians in The Victorian Era). However, there were