, published from 1926 to 1935 in Chicago, was explicitly modeled on the New Yorker
in both its graphic design and editorial content. The magazine aimed to portray the city as a cultural hub and counter its image as a place of violence and vice. It was first issued biweekly and then, in a larger format, monthly, ceasing publication in the midst of the Depression. The magazine received little national attention during its lifetime and few copies survive. This digital collection
reproduces the near-complete run in the University of Chicago Library with issues supplied from other collections where possible."
posted by MCMikeNamara
on Jun 6, 2013 -
Scott Newman's Jazz Age Chicago
is a guide to every major movie theater, department store, sporting arena, amusement park, grand hotel and dance hall that operated in the Windy City during the 1920s.
posted by Iridic
on Jul 11, 2011 -
- Part 2
- Part 3
) is a silly little Lovecraftian sitcom from the folks who bring us the H.P. Lovecraft Literary Podcast. (previously: 1
) The guys Lackey and Fifer are also writing a graphic horror novel set in the Jazz Age, Deadbeats
posted by JHarris
on Apr 9, 2011 -
Since the fur-coated Boot Girls’ particular services were suggested by the iridescent colors of their calf-length, patent-leather boots and shoelaces, suitors had to be intimately familiar with their semaphore-like advertising before accompanying them to nearby apartments. Naturally, only devoted aficionados could decipher such specific messages with confidence. Other potential clients had to buy special primers, where Berlin’s complex street semiotics were thoughtfully decoded for the uninitiated.
- Sex tourism in Berlin
during the Jazz Age, along with some illustrations
from the period.
(Racy rather than obscene, but somewhat NSFW)
posted by Slap*Happy
on Mar 24, 2011 -
NEA Jazz in the Schools
takes a step-by-step journey through the history of jazz, integrating that story with the sweep of American social, economic, and political developments. This multi-media curriculum is designed to be as useful to high school history and social studies teachers as it is to music teachers. Start with the introductory video
to get a feel for the place. The education outline contains five lessons
. If you just want to listen, all the music samples
are on one page. Perhaps you're more interested in individual artist biographies
, or a jazz history timeline
. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on May 21, 2009 -
born 100 years ago this week, was briefly the biggest star in British music in the 1930s, famous for the jazz-tinged choral piece, The Rio Grande
. The BBC are playing a retrospective of his music, together with pieces by his contemporary Alan Rawsthorne, every day this week at 11:00 GMT
, repeated at midnight a week later, as part of their Composer of the week
slot (buttons on this page for the live stream, plus the previous five programmes). Unfortunately they aren't playing the whole of his masterpiece, the Concerto for Piano and Nine Players
, dedicated to his late friend Peter Warlock, which can be read as a elegy for the Jazz Age itself.
A heavy drinker, Constant died in 1951; his son Kit Lambert
, who managed The Who during their rise to fame, also died young after drug troubles. Andrew Motion wrote a biography
of three generations of the Lambert family, and reflects on Constant here
posted by gdav
on Aug 22, 2005 -