FC: Biographies of the Roaring Twenties By Miss Rush's Period F US History Class
1: Table of Contents Aimee Semple McPherson by Cynthia Bent-2 Ameila Earhart by Jenn Knapp-4 Jim Thorpe by Robert Kenney-6 F.Scott Fitzgerald by Kivow-8 Babe Ruth by Zack Larrabee-10 Louis Armstrong by Martin Olufsen-12 Al Capone by Josh Pitt-14 Harry Houdini by Matt Vicario-16 | Mary Pickford by Bethany Dunfee-18 Elliot Ness by Nicole Schaffer-20 Charles Lindburgh by Isaiah Bruns-22 Clara Bow by Brianna Kimball -24 Ernest Hemingway by Dallas Sicotte -26 Charlie Chaplin by Kacy Granitsas- 28 Henry Ford by Tim Richardson-30 Georgia O’Keefe by Dylan Lilley-32
6: The 20th century's most famous athlete Jim Thorpe some would say he is okay, others would say hes shocked the world with his natural talents. You could put this man in track, football or any other sport and he would come on top, if not he would try his best. Jim Thorpe was a small town born in a small town in Oklahoma. Jim Thorpe was not alone when he was born in fact he had a twin brother but sadly his brother passed away at the age of 9. Jim's indian name was Wa-Tho-Huk, which ends up translating into the meaning “ bright-Path” which this is one guy who definitely had that ahead of him. Jim Thorpe graduated from an indian high school in Pennsylvania. Jim Thorpe had a total of eight children and was married three different times.
9: F. Scott Fitzgerald was a writer very much of his own time. As Malcolm Cowley once put it, he lived in a room full of clocks and calendars. The years ticked away while he noted the songs, the shows, the books, the quarterbacks. His own career followed the pattern of the nation, booming in the early 1920s and skidding into near oblivion during the depths of the Depression. Yet his fiction did more than merely report on his times, or on himself as a prototypical representative, for Fitzgerald had the gift of double vision. Like Walt Whitman or his own Nick Carraway, he was simultaneously within and without, at once immersed in his times and able to view themand himselfwith striking objectivity. This rare ability, along with his rhetorical brilliance, has established Fitzgerald as one of the major novelists and story writers of the twentieth century.
16: Harry Houdini Harry Houdini is known all over the world as the most famous magician of all time. His legendary accomplishments in magic have set a standard among magic tricks worldwide. When you think of magic you almost always think of one name- Harry Houdini. His famous tricks and escapes made him the most famous and daring magician of all time. Houdini was born as Erich Weiss in Budapest, Hungary, on March 24th, 1874. Although, he claims to have been born in Appleton, Wisconsin. He had five siblings (Theodore, Leopold, Martin, William, and Carrie). His family wasn't very wealthy but they moved to America when he was only a teenager. The Houdini family had several conflicts in it's early days. They had to deal with a scandal where one of his brother's spouses married one of his other brothers. Houdini himself also married a Catholic spouse when he was Jewish. Aside from that, these issues did not stop Houdini from achieving his goals. | Houdini was always fascinated by magic as a kid so he decided to start practicing magic at age 17. He joined forces with Jack Hayman, who was also a magic enthusiast and formed the Houdini Brothers. After a while, Hayman decided to change careers later in their magic routines and Harry's brother, Theodore helped him out as his partner. He was later replaced by a woman named Rahner. Houdini wasn't very popular at first until about five years after introducing his magic tricks he bacame a success. His Needle Trick was the most famous trick and this trick was the turning point in his career. Houdini continued to create amazing, never-done-before tricks and he was famous in his time and is still famous to this day. Houdini's talented acts and tricks made him famous. Houdini passed away October 31st, 1926 due to Peritonitis. He left an estate and $500,000 to his wife, Bess. Bess continued the business until about 16 years later when she stopped in 1938. Houdini was as famous dead as he was when he was alive. We will always remember his dedication to his fans and his magic tricks.
24: Clara Gordon Bow | Born: July 29th 1905 and died September 17th 1965
25: Clara Gordon Bow was raised in poverty dealing with abuse most of her life from her mother Sarah, Her father was always to drunk to care and abusive to Clara as well. She lived most of her childhood days in rags for clothing. There just wasn't enough money. later on while Clara was growing up She joined a beauty contest and won giving her the chance of a life time. She stared in the film called It(1927) She continued on with her life being a actress. The flapper of the 1920's. Clara was in 58 films from 1922-1933. she was the flaming youth rebellion. in 1933 she met the cowboy star Rex Bell. She ended up marrying him at twenty-six and having two sons with him and finishing off her career when she was twenty-eight. Clara bow was america's first sex symbol.