The Roaring 20s


INTRODUCTION

The Twenties wan a decade which condidted of many well know events and
famous people. In which made the twenties part of out history today, such
events and people that made history in the twenties were Al Capone the well
mnow mafia leader from Chicago, Charlie Chaplain of the silent movies,
the annual Montreal Carninval in Canada, and the 60th anniversary of canada
in 1927. But these events and people are only a quarter of the history
help in the 1920's.

ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment in the Twenties consisted of many famous people, it was
in the twenties when a man by the name of Walt "Elias" Disney (1901-66) a
cartoonest born in Chicago, in which he later graduated and later started
his own animation company which he introduced Disney's most popular ans
enduring cartoon characters "MICKEY MOUSE" in 1928. During the twenties
MICKEY entertained Canadians in such films as "Steam Boat Willie" (1928).
Other great cartoon films done be Disney include "Skeleton Dance" in
(1929).

The silent movies of the twenties is nothing to compaire with the
voiced movies we have today. The actors had to show alot of facial and
bady expressions to get the veiwers to understand what was happening in the
film. The most talented actor's in the twenties were Charlie Chaplai who
was known for his "tramp" look, Keaton with his stone facial expressions
(because he showed no emotion) and the famous romatic Radolph Valintino.
These three and many more entertained Canadians through the twenties.

In 1926 the voice era was coming in effect by Warner Brothers by the
Vitaphone. In 1927 Warner Brothers finally completed the first sound
picture called "The Jazz Singer"

To canadains evenings were not spent infront of t.v. Instead they would
listen to the radio. One for the radio stations listened to was CKCL.
They would listen to mostly music and live plays. Most of the music they
listened to was Jazz, and of course those were the days of the popular
ballroom dancing with the big bands. Other ways of entertainment were by
newspapers and books, One of the novels was "Strange Fugitives". Back in
the twenties Canadains authors produced 50 best sellins

Fashion

When the first world war ended a new stage was set for a new fashion.
Such signs of fashion change was already happening. The loosening of fit
and gradual downward movement of te wasteline.

In the twenties women could say and do what they please so in no time
women were wearing make-up be max factor which was a house hold name and
wearing bobbed hair styles which made them look exotic. In 1924 women
changed there hair styles to short so they can wear cloches . Street choes switched to highbuttoned to low
cut pumps and saddle oxfords. Socks went from balck and white wool to
cotton,to beige silk and rayon. Socks became really noticable when the
skirts gradually became shorter . 1923 arrived and so did the new style of
skirt which now went from ankle to middle of calf.

Men would have worn double breast suits,lose set of pockets or they
would wear cardigans and khaki pants to match there socks or visa-versa.
The children had a style of there own. For the boys they wore trousers and
shirt which had a khaki appearance. As for the girls they had khaki skirt
and a top with a full pleated waist band.

People

People of the twenties were not all rich and but even the poor found a
way in having fun and living confortably. The average home would have a
wood stove which kept the house warm and cook their meals. To supply the
head in the house they would have to spend hours cutting down wood due to
electrical power hasn't come to their villages yet, but to them this is a
good life. Usually the new immigrants that come over from different
countries stayed together as a family and helped each other in paying the
rent and for food.

Such gatherings that happened during the twenties were the annual Taxi
picnic and the famous Montreal carnival which hosted the annual winter
beauty contest. Also the Canadian winters were fun for kids big and small.
The twenties were a time of poor poverty so the people stuck together as
one.

Conclusion

I conclude that the twenties were hard on poor people and good for rich
people, but the twenties were more than two different sides, it was a
decade of great joy and happenings. They were in a land of freedom