Happy April Fools Day, everyone! Spring is in the air, it’s the beginning of a new month, and I am excited about the latest Ultimate Blog Challenge, which starts today!
If you are stopping by from the UBC, welcome to my little space on the web. I’m glad you stopped by.
For all of you who are new to The Little Jazz Baby (even if you aren’t from the UBC), I will take a moment to explain what this blog is all about. Here you will information about people, historic events, film, and literature that shaped two fabulous decades—the 1920s and 1930s.
There really aren’t a lot of blogs (or websites in general) that focus solely on these decades, and I have to wonder why. They remain decades that generation after generation continue to be fascinated by.
Year after year, filmmakers use subjects from those decades (and remake some of the biggest films from the era). Fashion designers are inspired by what people were wearing in old photographs, and copy the looks for their lines. People everywhere fall in love with old jazz, silent film, and popular books from the Jazz Age.
Everything old is new again, and the 1920s and 1930s refuse to die.
Why do you think that is? Is it because people in the fast-paced 20th century yearn for a simpler time? Is it because the talent and the look and feel of everything was so much better than what we have now? Or is there another reason people love these two decades so much and continue to romanticize them?
For me, I feel that those decades were the most creative and fun. Even with the Great Depression, Nazis, and all sort of bad stuff ripping through the world in the 30s, there was so much positive energy. So much hope. People knew how to live, how to survive.
I really do hope you enjoy my posts and stick around. And I hope to post EVERY DAY this month (barring any issues with jury duty coming up on the 17th…*fingers xx’ed I can get out of it*)
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