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Title: Entertainment Author: abrown Created Date: 10/3/2006 2:09:09 PM Document presentation format: On-screen Show (4:3) Company: Trimble County Public Schools – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Entertainment


1
Entertainment
  • Angela Brown Chapter 17 Section 2

2
Popular Amusement in the late 1800s
  • Rural leisure special celebrations
  • Laborers when off the clock wanted inexpensive
    entertainment after hours
  • Saloons most popular gathering places (ethnic
    ties and political alliances)
  • 1900 NY population 3,437,202 had 10,000 saloons

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loon.jpg
3
  • Women attended dance halls and cabarets watched
    musical shows and dance latest dances
  • Trolley parks amusement parks built at end of
    trolley lines
  • moving pictures 1903 The Great Train Robbery
  • 1908 8,000 nickelodeons
  • Theaters were set up in converted stores or
    warehouses (nickel admission)
  • Slap-stick comedies and other films 200,000 daily

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5
Vaudeville
  • 1870 inexpensive variety show
  • Comic sketches on ethic or racial humor, song
    and dance routines, ventriloquists, jugglers, and
    trapeze artists
  • Strictly for families

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ges/bicyclist2.jpg
6
Sports
  • Boxing and horse racing widely enjoyed
  • Baseball most popular
  • 1860 firefighters, police officers, teachers
    formed baseball clubs in cities
  • 1869 nations 1st true professional team
    Cincinnati Red Stockings formed
  • 1870s best players paid

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7
  • Native Americans and white immigrants in most
    popular leagues African Americans included only
    a short time
  • Segregated leagues until 1940s
  • Football adapted from European game of Rugby in
    1880s by Walter Camp
  • 1891 basketball invented only sport American in
    origin by Dr. James Naismith of Springfield Mass.
    PE instructor

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.jpg
8
  • Women ice skating/bicycling brought about
    changes in womens clothing
  • Women athletes abandoned corsets used
    shirtwaists (ready made blouses) tucked into
    shorter or split skirts

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95_bicycle.htm
9
  • Women played b-ball with less demanding rules
    hard physical exertion said to be unhealthy for
    women
  • Gymnastics and swimming black cotton stockings
    under short dresses or bloomers

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garbball.jpg
10
Newspapers
  • 1800 newspaper became entertainment larger more
    interesting publications
  • yellow journalism a reference to the ink used
    to popular comic strips sensational news
    coverage to gain readers.
  • 2.6 to 15.1 million copies 1870-1900

11
Journalists
  • Joseph Pulitzer sought to expose all fraud and
    shame, fight all public evils and abuses
  • William Randolph Hearst NY Journal

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12
Magazines and Popular Fiction
  • 1879 law lowering postal rates for periodicals
    helped boost circulation (McClures,
    Cosmopolitan, Munseys)
  • Horatio Algers Ragged Dick characters rags
    to riches American Dream
  • Samuel Longhorne Clemens (Mark Twain) wrote
    about corrupt side of Gilded Age in The Gilded
    Age began trend of using novels as a vehicle
    for social protest

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13
  • Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876)
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) tales
    of Mississippi River Life captivated audiences
  • Other authors Sarah Orne Jewett, Bret Harte,
    George Washington Cable, Joel Harris, Kate
    Chopin, Edward Eggleston, O. Henry

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ia/movies/tsm1938.html
14
The Negro Spiritual
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers tour to raise money for
    their school (U.S., England, Europe)
  • Queen Victoria had group portrait of them
    painted.
  • Acquired characteristics of European musical
    tradition.
  • Identified as an American Art form.

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ers2_sm.jpg
15
Minstrel Shows
  • White actors imitated African American music,
    dance and humor in exaggerated form.
  • Racial stereotypes performed in black face
  • African Americans also performed only stage
    work they could get

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16
Ragtime and Jazz
  • Ragtime originated by black musicians in
    saloons, melodies steady marching band beat
  • Scott Joplin composer Maple-Leaf Rag 1899
  • Jazz musical culture of New Orleans
  • By 1915, Jazz was becoming a national passion.
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