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Title: Fame in the 20th Century

Fame in the 20th Century
  • All Ahead Warp Factor One
  • 1918-1932

Leisure and Fame
  • Leisure became part of lives of many people
    rather than privileged classes in the early part
    of the 20th Century.
  • Great names came from leisure activities -
    entertainment and sports.
  • Tennis champions, radio broadcaster, aviator,
    athletes, cricketers

Leisure and Fame
  • Babe Ruth (1895-1948) - American professional
    baseball player between 1919 and 1935. His
    nickname comes from Dunns babes. Dunn was the
    owner of Baltimore Orioles who found Ruth. He
    was over six feet high and weighed over 200
    pounds. In 1927 he hit 60 homers with the
    batting average of .353 for Yankees.

Leisure and Fame
  • Celebrity and fame
  • Celebrities are not just famous for what they do,
    but for the kinds of lives that they lead.
  • Babe Ruth not only hit home runs but earned
    astronomical salaries and consumed astronomical
    amount of food.

Leisure and Fame
  • Jack Dempsey (1895-1983) - American heavyweight
    boxing champion (1919-1926), generally considered
    the greates fighter.
  • His boxing style was very aggressive and he kept
    on offensive almost continually.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vVawHgrLvbD4

Leisure and Fame
  • Charles Lindbergh (1902-1974) - American aviator,
    remembered for the first non-stop flight from New
    York to Paris in May 20-21,1927.
  • The media (radio and newsreel film) created his
    fame he was received by enthusiastic crowds in
    Paris and New York.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vnRnxSyRdrx0feature

Leisure and Fame
  • In 1932 Lindberghs two-year-old son was
    kidnapped and eventually murdered.
  • Because of his fame and the media coverage, this
    became the most famous murder case in the 20th
  • Lindbergh did not enjoy his fame and he lived a
    quiet life with his family in Connecticut and

Notorious fame
  • Al Capone (1899-1947) - the most notorious
    gangster in America, who dominated the Chicago
    crime world between 1925-1931)
  • In his youth, he was slashed on his left cheek
    and called scarface since. He moved from NY to
    Chicago and ran a massive brothel business and
    operated bootlegging since 1920.

African-American Fame
  • Louis Armstrong (1901-1971) - New Orleans trumpet
    player and the greatest name in the jazz history.
  • The Armstrong Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings
    between 1925-28) are the greatest.

African-American Fame
  • They made a great impact on the development of
    swing jazz.
  • In his media appearance, he was featured as a
    good-humoured entertainer.
  • In order to survive, African-Americans had to be
    popular entertainer.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vvnRqYMTpXHc

African-American Fame
  • Duke Ellington (1899-1974) - pianist, the
    greatest jazz composer and bandleader. An
    originator of big-band jazz and creator of
    distinctive ensenble sound.

African-American Fame
  • The Duke Ellington Band in Cotton Club 1929
  • He composed thousands of score some long and
    complicated, some experimental, some trying to
    combine jazz and classical music and some
    popular. http//www.youtube.com/watch?vazHbjNMaE
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vGkElnIiE4U4

European Fame
  • Sigmund Freud (1856-1938) - Austrian neurologist,
    founder of psychoanalysis. The psyche of human
    being consists of ego, id (unconsciousness) and
  • Albert Einstein (1879-1955) - German-born
    physicist who developed among others special and
    general theories of relativity.

Americans in Paris
  • Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) - American novelist,
    Nobel prize winner for literature. Known for the
    masculinity of his writings and adventurous life.
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) - American
    novelist, famous for his depiction of jazz age.
    His private life with his wealthy wife Zelda was
    as celebrated as his novels.

Artists in Paris
  • Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) - Russian born
    composer who revolutionalized idioms of classical
    music, particularly ballet music.
  • Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) - Spanish born painter,
    sculptor, ceramist, stage designer. One of the
    greasest and the most influential artists in the
    20th Century.

Artists in Paris
European Fame
  • Gabrielle (Coco) Chanel (1883-1971) - French
    dress designer. Her elegantly casual dresses
    helped women to be freed from uncomfortable and
    complicated wear. She innovated womens apparel
    through using bell-bottoms, turtle necks, and
    trench coats and devising pret-à-porter.

European Fame
  • Little black dress (cocktail dress)
  • Jersey suits

Show Business Idol
  • Al Jolson (1886-1950) - Popular US singer,
    blackface comedian of musical stage and motion
    pictures. In 1927 he appeared in the first
    talkie film, The Jazz Singer.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vqA8g1O1obOI
  • Marx Brothers - American comedian team celebrated
    for inventive attacks on the genteel class and
    the socially respected. Chico, Harpo, Groucho,
    Gummo, Zeppo

Show Business Idol
  • Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992) - German born
    actress whose look, voice, sophistication, and
    sensuality made her one of the most glamourous
    film stars.
  • Dietrich was discovered by Josef von Sternberg
    and taken to the US.

Show Business Idol
  • Maurice Chevalier (1888-1972) - French
    musical-comedy star who contributed the
    establishment of musical as a film genre. Known
    for a suave manner, wearing a straw hat and
    carrying a cane and English with French accent.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vlyb2ZyGwB-k

Show Business Idol
  • Jean Harlow (1911-1937) - American actress who
    was the original Blond Bombshell. In her early
    acting career, she was mainly known for physical
    beauty and sexuality, but soon developed as an
    actress considerably.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?v1iabQmjaWCM

Show Business Idol
  • Mae West (1893-1980) - American stage and film
    actress whose frank sexuality, suggestive posture
    and wisecracking made her Americas sex symbol.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vpdXn65h6ijofeatur

Show Business Idol
  • George Gershwin (1898-1937) - one of the most
    significant and popular American composers. He
    mainly composed for Broadway music halls but
    wrote orchestral and piano music as well.

Show Business Idol
  • Fred Astaire (1899-1987) - American dancer of
    music stage and motion picture best known for his
    performance in musical comedies, particularly
    with Ginger Rogers.
  • Matinee idol, whose ordinary look probably did
    not pose threat to the majority of females.
  • http//www.youtube.com/watch?vOMOBdQykKQY
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