Tag Archives: Roaring Twenties

Roaring Twenties Dance Craze

This video makes me want to dance:)

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Roaring Twenties Advertising and The New Yorker

Although Mad Men is great to watch, as I expect anything including actor Jon Hamm would be, for an unparalleled advertising era, look to the Roaring Twenties. An advertisement for Corona In Colors, specifically Moutain Ash Scarlet, promises that “Even … Continue reading

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Spreckels Mansion Roaring Twenties Grandeur

Built in 1908, for a gentleman called the “Patron Saint of Coronado”,  John D. Spreckels’ Mansion on the Bay has been restored to its Roaring Twenties Grandeur by the Glorietta Bay Inn.   Art Deco bannisters line the marble staircase to bedrooms … Continue reading

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Roaring Twenties Purina and Fancy Feast Today

One of the fascinating aspects of Roaring Twenties research is finding successful companies that still flourish today.   When we look at Roaring Twenties’ companies, we repeatedly find visionary leaders overcoming adversity. William H. Danforth, the founder of Ralston Purina Company, beseiged by … Continue reading

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Coronado Tent City Band & 1920s: Nothing But Blue Skies

It’s been called the Jazz Age.  And for the splendid summer seasons of San Diego’s Roaring Twenties, the Coronado Tent City Band played concerts day and night.  It’s hard to envision the Roaring Twenties without hearing its music.   In Splendid Summer, Grace Wentworth and Jack Brewster dance … Continue reading

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1920s at The Hotel del Coronado

In April 1920, the Prince of Wales visited the Hotel Del Coronado and prompted a historical question:  Did he meet the woman for whom he’d give up a Kingdom at the Del?  Wallis, future Duchess of Windsor, lived in Coronado in … Continue reading

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Hemingway’s Cat is Missing — The Paris Wife

 Hemingway’s Cat is missing.    I felt drawn to The Paris Wife, Paula McLain’s novel written from the perspective of Hemingway’s first wife, Hadley, because A Moveable Feast, Hemingway’s own memoir of Roaring Twenties Paris,  has passages that remain indelible to me today … Continue reading

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