The 20’s again...

Discussion in 'The Golden Era' started by Godfrey, Nov 10, 2019 at 12:59 PM.

  1. Godfrey

    Godfrey One of the Regulars

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    Hello! I realised it’s less than 60 days before the 20’s begin. I was wondering if anyone was planning anything? We are thinking of a bit of a 20’s garden party (Southern Hemisphere summer helps) but looking for inspiration!
     
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  2. 3fingers

    3fingers One Too Many

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    My sister posted this on Facebook.
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  3. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    The twenties are back next year, of course. As if I need a heads up to re-enact one of the greatest indulgences of the 1920's.
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  4. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    And of course, the Twenties were the golden age of extraordinary and unprecedented corruption at every level of American society, while the media occupied itself with crass celebrity scandals, sex, vice, sports, and crime. 2020? "Honk! Honk! It's the Bonk!"
     
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  5. Zombie_61

    Zombie_61 I'll Lock Up

    So, it's 100 years later, and nothing has changed. o_O
     
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  6. Godfrey

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    Ok, trains, corruption, and Essie Davis... keep it coming I’m taking notes!
     
  7. 3fingers

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    Daddy and Peaches may have been outrageous at the time, but if they were around today they would struggle to be noticed after their 15 minutes was up.
     
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  8. LizzieMaine

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    Where is the African Honking Gander now that we need him?
     
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  9. Godfrey

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    @LizzieMaine coming from the other side of the planet I hand the read about Peaches and Daddy. Wow! Crazy. We had Squizzy Tailor and Snub Pollard to both frighten and entertain.
     
  10. LizzieMaine

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    We had Snub Pollard here, too -- he was Harold Lloyd's sidekick for a while, and then made a bunch of two-reelers on his own.

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    The look on Harold's face pretty much sums it up.
     
  11. tonyb

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    Fame may have a very short shelf life these days, but, alas, infamy rarely washes off.
     
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  12. Tiki Tom

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    Terrific idea for a thread, Godfrey. And so far, the responses are great. Any chance that ocean liners, hats, jazz, and speakeasies will come back into style? Of course, I hope the Roaring Twenties Redux does not end the way the original version did; as F. Scott said, they “leapt to a spectacular death in October 1929.” Over-inflated bubble economy? What? Me worry? Never mind. Champagne for everyone! And Zelda skinny dipping in the fountain in front of the Plaza Hotel.
     
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  13. LizzieMaine

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    I wonder if Aaron Judge will miss most of a season with a bad case of the clap, while the sportswriters say he ate too many hot dogs?
     
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  14. Tiki Tom

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    “Forty-seven ginger headed sailors” (first recorded in 1928)

     
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  15. Godfrey

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    I’ve been thinking of a 1920’s news feed. My great grandfather collected a Melbourne Magazine called Punch (based on the UK version) and had it bound each year. I ended up with the 1912-1914 collections and spent 2012-2014 reading the appropriate magazine for the year and month. Was a really great experience.
     
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  16. Fading Fast

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    As noted over in the "The Era - Day by Day" thread, thank God for penicillin. :)
     
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  17. Tiki Tom

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    Re: Planning for the next roaring twenties.

    How to throw a 1920’s New Year’s Eve party:

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/topics/christmas/10404483/How-to-throw-a-1920s-cocktail-party.html
    • Send out black and white, art deco party invitations;
    • Invitation should include a one-page list of common 1920s slang phrases.
    • Have a nondescript entrance to your “speakeasy”;
    • Entrance requires a secret password;
    • Encourage guests to dress like an extra in The Great Gatsby: flappers, gangsters, tycoons, and newsboys. Hats, spats, plus fours, dresses with fringe.
    • Have a silent movie playing in the background;
    • Engage a dance-instructor to teach everyone to dance The Charleston;
    • Here’s the sound-track for your party: https://open.spotify.com/album/0vO7F7XD2FawRZNAJp9y29
    • Champagne and period cocktails.
     
  18. LizzieMaine

    LizzieMaine Bartender

    Have lots of bottles behind the bar, all with fancy labels, and all containing the same vile-smelling straw-colored liquid spiked with industrial ethanol. Or if you want to be really authentic, throw in some methanol.
     

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