Your lovely hostess, Angie Schaffer,
Oh my little darlings, I am so glad you took a spare moment out of your day to drop by my brand new little blog! And I do hope that you like what you see here and plan on coming back often (and I wouldn’t mind at all if you spread the word about it to your friends and family…hint, hint. ).
My name is Angie Schaffer. I also answer to Ang von Scheffelheim, but as far as this blog is concerned you will always see me post by my legal name. I have been in and out of the blogosphere for about 10 years now, blogging on politics, old Hollywood, and random this, that, and what have you. My last blog, The Daily Hottentots, included all those topics and gained a bit of popularity in its short existence.
The feedback I received on that blog is what inspired me to start The Little Jazz Baby. (Thanks, kids!) I tried on many hats with that blog, just to test out the waters, you know. You can afford to be experimental when you’re running a free blog! Anyhoo, my experimentation led to what turned out to be a very popular weekly series called Silent Star Saturday, which featured short biographies on the people who created Hollywood.
When I realized how much people loved these posts, the wheels started turning in my head; I began planning the very blog you are visiting today.
Welcome to The Jazz Age!
So what can you expect to find here? In addition to my revival of Silent Star Saturday, readers can expect to find information about all aspects of the 1920s—the music, the films, the literature, the art, the overall culture of the decade that brought so much to the world.
Rudolph Valentino, one of the first “teen idols” of the 20th century (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
If you want to learn all you can about society in the 1920s, this is the blog for you. If you feel that you should have come of age in a speakeasy in 1922, and curse fate for sticking you in the 21st century, then you have found someone who can identify with you. Your obsession with silent film, flappers, early jazz, bobbed hair, Art Deco, Rudolph Valentino (or Conrad Veidt…or [insert screen idol here]), is understood all too well, my friend. You are not alone. You can get your fix here, darlings.
My goal is to entertain, educate, and inspire you about one of the most creative decades in the history of the world. If I can do that for at least one person a day, then I feel I have done my job.
Now it’s your turn, dear reader. Why did you come to this site today? What do you expect to see in the future? Please let me know by leaving a comment below. And you can also contact me with any feedback. I look forward to hearing from you soon!