Sunday, March 22, 2009

Promiscuity, Drinking & Petting Parties

More from the talented Magnolia Malden Neighbors Block Club:

Those are just a few of the many cultural trends of “The Jazz Age” in America. Uptown, a cultural hub during the Roaring ‘20s, gave birth to many “Jazz Age” cultural trends.

Uptown’s Jazz Age history, documented on HistoryTV, has just been uploaded to YouTube.

Part 1 of 2:

Part 2 of 2:

Watch, to Learn About:

· Uptown’s Arcadia Ballroom - here and here - where Jazz Legends like Charles Elgar’s Orchestra, Walter Barnes and his Royal Creolians, Gene Krupa and others would perform. (“Let Me Off Uptown” video on YouTube), (Charles Elgar’s Orchestra recordings)
· The Green Mill Gardens, “Meeting Place of the World! Chicago’s Gayest Nightclub
· Uptown’s Amazing Terra-Cotta Architecture
· Uptown Beaches
· The World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 and its impact on Uptown
· The Jazz Age in Uptown

Of course, you can still view the original history animation on

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