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premiere Jazz Age composer
George Gershwin
Swanee (1920)
George Gershwin
Embodiment of the American Dream in the 1930s
Cole Porter
Gay Divorce, Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate
Cole Porter
Jazz Age
1920s and 30s
Prohibition
ban on alcohol 1920-1933
Greatest star of musicals in 1920s
Marilyn Miller
Overly sentimental singer in blackface
Al Jolson
Performers would apply burnt cork and grease paint
blackface
First all black jazz musical composed by Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle
Shuffle Along
The act of borrowing a cultural asthetic from one group and assuming it to another.
Cultural Appropriation
Dance made famous by Running WIld
The Charleston
A series of highly successful review shows created by director/producer George White
Goerge White's Scandals
rhythm accent off the beat
syncopation
term coined to describe the experience of living in the culturally diverse world of New York City at the height of the immigration invation.
Melting Pot
The radio gossip columnist who chronicled the worlds of Broadway and New York via the national public radio.
Walter Winchell