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  • Art Tatum's Accomplishments

    and before he was twenty, he had already signed a two-year radio contract with WSPD. He learned to read sheet music via the Braille method, which is a tactile writing system used by the blind or visually impaired. He also memorized piano rolls and phonograph recordings, which exemplifies his determination to learn the instrument without vision. While Tatum primarily learned the piano through his own teachings, he attended the Toledo School of Music, where he received classical training to hone…

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  • Social And Cultural Changes In The 1920s

    The 1920s was a period in time in which America embraced new ways of thinking and behaving. With the end of World War I and the passage of the Eighteenth Amendment, Americans entered the distinctive 1920s. The 1920s were an age of dramatic political, economic and cultural change. Change in political policies like prohibition were a major part of the twenties. For instance, many communities in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries introduced alcohol prohibition, “ undertaken to…

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  • Sound Design In Theatre

    Since theatre first became popular in the times of the Greek, the use of sound to enhance theatrical experience has been prominent. However, many leaps have been made since then to improve a sound designer’s abilities to create different and intricate sounds in their design processes. The evolution of sound playback systems is a key element in the development of sound design in theatre. Through exploration of the history of sound playback, the current available playback systems on the market and…

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  • Essay On The Pioneers Of Film

    The beginning of film making is important event that has helped shaped our media in today’s society. Back during the early 1900’s, the world was dramatically changing and this process needed to be captured. Through early pioneers who accepted a challenge to change the way citizens view the world, they found a way through different styles to capture the changes of the world with film. These pioneers used their creative minds to bring their personalities to life with the films they produce about…

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  • Odets: The Influence Of Jacob In Blood Brothers

    In this passage, Odets highlights Jacob's age as one of the character's major obstacles. Jacob cannot incite the revolution because those around him dismiss his ideas due to his age, thus he must put that burden onto Ralph. The most obvious way Odets emphasizes Jacob’s age is by having Jacob refer to the younger Ralph as "boychick" (74). This Yiddish term is used to refer to young boys, and since Ralph is given as in his twenties, for Jacob to be using such a term he must be significantly older…

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  • Misinformation Myth

    The rate and depth of respiration is calculated by a phonograph cloaked in the region of the chest. Skin response is calculated through electrodes attached to a subject 's fingertips. There is a controversial problem with the accuracy of the polygraph test. Subject 's can be in a nervous state of mind causing…

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  • The Great Gatsby Argumentative Essay

    A new era was brought upon many people around the world and soon became known as the Roaring 20s, which lasted for nine years between 1920 to 1929.The Roaring 20s was a time where many major cities all around the world sustained an economic prosperity. This created a distinct cultural edge in the metropolises where it soon became an age-changing decade. Roaring 20s is an indicator of political change, as well as dramatic social revolution. The United States of America’s total wealth increased…

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  • Character Analysis: The Talented Mr. Ripley

    In Patricia Highsmith’s novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, Tom Ripley claims that “the main thing about impersonation, was to maintain the mood and temperament of the person one was impersonating, and to assume the facial expressions that went with them. The rest fell into place” (125). Although he makes impersonation sound easy, it takes more than impersonating for him to assume a new identity. In fact, Ripley’s attempt to become Dickie Greenleaf is not so successful. After killing his friend…

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  • Women During The Roaring 20's

    Radio broadcasting offered nearly 600 stations and roughly 600,000 Americans had radios. People listened to phonograph records, variety show programs, news, popular music, and of course commercials. The new tabloid newspaper became extremely popular because of its easy read. One of its most well-known new feature was the gossip column. Hollywood and movies emerged…

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  • Thomas Alva Edison: The Most Influential American

    Thomas Alva Edison is undoubtedly the most influential American from the 20th century. Edison was born in Milan, Ohio in 1847 (Hart 222-225). When he first began school, “Edison’s teacher thought he was addled” (Allaby and Gjertsen 13), and his mother soon pulled him out. As a homeschooled child, Edison became an avid entrepreneur at a young age (Allaby and Gjertsen 14-23). He sold newspapers on a train as well as candy and fruit to supplement his earnings. When Edison found an empty train car,…

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