Chicago Entertainment: Between the Wars, 1919-1939

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Chicago has historically been a place of great energy and a showcase of modernity. Determined to wash away the recent memories of World War I, Chicagoans in the 1920s and into the 1930s set out to enjoy themselves, creating a Golden Age of popular entertainment envied throughout the world. Chicago Entertainment Between the Wars, 1919-1939 explores in detail the various old and new playing fields of entertainment that blossomed during this time period, such as dance halls, radio studios, rodeos, theaters, public mechanical musical machines, and movie palaces.
ISBN: 9780738523309
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jim and Wynette Edwards have resurrected those days when one of the world's great cities tried to keep its people happy during a period of great prosperity and then depression. The Edwards have used primary sources such as photographs, rare glass slides, and other printed images for this study.
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