Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous in the Roaring 20’s
"The Roaring Twenties”, "The Era of Wonderful Nonsense", "The Decade of the Dollar" , "The Period of the Psyche", "Dry Decade" and the age of "Alcohol and Al Capone”, these slogans are all ways to describe the 1920’s in just a few words. (The 1920s: Lifestyles and Social Trends: Overview) The 1920’s were a decade of parties, money, and extravagant lifestyles. The decade portrayed the American Dream of women, money, alcohol, music, and partying. In the twenties dresses were shorter, alcohol was illegal, and parties were a given. New fashion trends and music, infamous and dignified names, and unforgettable scandals are what remain of the extravagant post WWI decade. If you were alive during the decade you knew where to buy alcohol and how to do the Charleston. New automobiles made the years all the better aiding the life of the rich and famous. The rich and famous were the ones who knew this outstanding lifestyle so very well. The privileged men and women who were born in to “Old Money” or perhaps married for money were the basic roots to the 1920’s. They provided the expensive illegal alcohol at the over the top parties dressed in the latest trends while dancing to the newest and hottest music. The rich and famous life was the picture perfect photo capturing the roaring 20’s. All too soon the outlived dreams ended in 1929 when the stock market crashed begging the Great Depression.
F. Scott Fitzgerald published The Great Gatsby in 1925. The novel showed every aspect of the lifestyles of the privileged in the 1920’s. The novel shows readers visualization of the lifestyles. His novel goes into aspects of fashion, music, dance, personality’s, sports, scandals, and romance. He wrote this book shortly after his own experiences in the 1920’s after what he had witnessed and some fictional aspects as well. For the most part Great Gatsby represents the roaring 20’s and the rich and famous with a renowned...
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