Brooklyn in the 1920 s

Brooklyn in the 1920 s

Join Eric Ierardi in this celebration of a unique American city with a fascinating past.

Author: Eric J. Ierardi

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738590053

Category: History

Page: 128

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Now home to approximately 2.5 million people, Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs that make up the City of New York. It was during the 1920s that Brooklyn experienced some monumental changes in the early motorized world of cars, trucks, buses, and trains. In this decade, Brooklyn saw the construction of the world's largest promenade, the Coney Island Boardwalk, as well as the construction of most of the homes that still exist in Brooklyn. The 1920s also brought Brooklyn's sewers and paved roads. Slowly but surely, farms and gardens began to vanish in the name of progress. Brooklyn became a refuge for many. It offered the opportunity for peaceful living in a growing urban society. Discover the people and places of Brooklyn in a decade of growth and prosperity, and travel back to the beginnings of a diverse community with a rich ethnic heritage. Join Eric Ierardi in this celebration of a unique American city with a fascinating past. Brooklyn in the 1920s is sure to appeal to both residents and newcomers and will serve as a valuable tool in teaching the history of Brooklyn to future generations.
Categories: History

Charles Ebbets

Charles Ebbets

The Man Behind the Dodgers and Brooklyn's Beloved Ballpark John G. Zinn ... Brooklyn. 1. National League Owners Meeting, Minutes, February 10, 1920, 7–10, BA-MSS 55, HOF. 2. Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 22, 1920, 29. 3.

Author: John G. Zinn

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476630335

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

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 Much has been written about the legendary players and managers of baseball’s Deadball Era (1901–1919). Far less attention has been given to the club owners, like Charles Ebbets. In 1898, after a 15 year apprenticeship, he became president of the Brooklyn Dodgers, taking over a chronic second division team in poor financial condition. Over the next 25 years, he organized four pennant-winning clubs and developed one of the most profitable franchises in the game—while building two state-of-the-art ballparks in Brooklyn. Ebbets was also an effective steward of the national pastime, working tirelessly on innovations that would help all teams, not just his own. Despite his success, his personal weaknesses ultimately undermined much of what he had so painstakingly built. This first full length biography provides an in-depth view of his life and career, filling a critical gap in the history of the Deadball Era and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals

The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle found the show a “whooping [whopping?] success” and Brooklyn Life said Tinney was “genuinely funny” and in Tickle Me was “supreme.” Dorothy Parker in Ainslee's said Tinney gave the season's “funniest ...

Author: Dan Dietz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538112823

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 672

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During the Twenties, the Great White Way roared with nearly 300 book musicals. Luminaries who wrote for Broadway during this decade included Irving Berlin, George M. Cohan, Rudolf Friml, George Gershwin, Oscar Hammerstein II, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, Sigmund Romberg, and Vincent Youmans, and the era’s stars included Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Ruby Keeler, and Marilyn Miller. Light-hearted Cinderella musicals dominated these years with such hits as Kern’s long-running Sally, along with romantic operettas that dealt with princes and princesses in disguise. Plots about bootleggers and Prohibition abounded, but there were also serious musicals, including Kern and Hammerstein’s masterpiece Show Boat. In The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals, Dan Dietz examines in detail every book musical that opened on Broadway during the years 1920-1929. The book discusses the era’s major successes as well as its forgotten failures. The hits include A Connecticut Yankee; Hit the Deck!; No, No, Nanette; Rose-Marie; Show Boat; The Student Prince; The Vagabond King; and Whoopee, as well as ambitious failures, including Deep River; Rainbow; and Rodgers’ daring Chee-Chee. Each entry contains the following information: Plot summary Cast members Names of creative personnel, including book writers, lyricists, composers, directors, choreographers, producers, and musical directors Opening and closing dates Number of performances Plot summary Critical commentary Musical numbers and names of the performers who introduced the songs Production data, including information about tryouts Source material Details about London productions Besides separate entries for each production, the book offers numerous appendixes, including ones which cover other shows produced during the decade (revues, plays with music, miscellaneous musical presentations, and a selected list of pre-Broadway closings). Other appendixes include a discography, filmography, a list of published scripts, and a list of black-themed musicals. This book contains a wealth of information and provides a comprehensive view of each show. The Complete Book of 1920s Broadway Musicals will be of use to scholars, historians, and casual fans of one of the greatest decades in the history of musical theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s Volume 3

Radio Manufacturers of the 1920s  Volume 3

93 Chumbani St. HILZ & GOETZ 2534 Mrytle Ave. , Brooklyn LIBERTY RADIO CO . 106 Lilly St. SPECIALTY SERVICE CO . 1th Are & Pacilic St , Bronklyn 150 Varick Street , New York TIMES APPLIANCE CO . 26 RADIO MANUFACTURERS OF THE 1920's.

Author: Alan Douglas

Publisher: Sonoran Publishing

ISBN: 1886606048

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 285

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Categories: Business & Economics

Newspaper Real Estate Schemes of the 1920s

Newspaper Real Estate Schemes of the 1920s

Lots were marketed through the Brooklyn Citizen at $50 each with a three-month subscription to the newspaper. While the Brooklyn Citizen was the sponsoring paper, ads were not confined to that tabloid. Advertisements for Patchogue Lakes ...

Author: Margaret B. Barker

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476681818

Category: History

Page: 184

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In the 1920s, newspapers and real estate developers colluded in a scheme to sell tiny vacation lots to subscribers. A zealous advertising campaign spawned a land-buying frenzy that sprouted dozens of waterfront summer colonies across the country. The resulting legal, social and environmental mayhem caused some of these communities to disappear or be drastically altered in character, while others managed to survive more or less intact. Drawing on newspaper accounts of the day, this book explores how the scheme eluded accusations of fraud, creating an assembly line for middle class resorts through a lucrative merger of real estate and journalism. Pell Lake, Wisconsin, serves as a case study that yields the best evidence for determining if it was all a scam. Told here for the first time, the story of this unusual alliance and the communities it created offers lessons for today's entrepreneurs, journalists, advertisers, real estate developers, environmentalists and anyone who has ever lived in a resort community.
Categories: History

When Brooklyn was the World 1920 1957

When Brooklyn was the World  1920 1957

Looks at life in Brooklyn during the twenties through the fifties, and discusses transportation, homes, restaurants, leisure activities, and businesses Remembering Brooklyn, it's the neighborhoods you think of first -- or maybe it's your ...

Author: Elliot Willensky

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: UVA:X004222709

Category: Transportation

Page: 239

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Looks at life in Brooklyn during the twenties through the fifties, and discusses transportation, homes, restaurants, leisure activities, and businesses
Categories: Transportation

The Irish and the Making of American Sport 1835 1920

The Irish and the Making of American Sport  1835      1920

... Alexandria, Queen; Edward VII; George V; Victoria, Queen Broadway Athletic Club, New York 243 Brockton, MA 69 Brockway, John 96 Brodie, Steve 281 Brommers Union Park, New York 108 Bronson, Helen 90 Brookline, MA 253 Brooklyn, NY 34, ...

Author: Patrick R. Redmond

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476605845

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 480

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Jerrold Casway coined the phrase “The Emerald Age of Baseball” to describe the 1890s, when so many Irish names dominated teams’ rosters. But one can easily agree—and expand—that the period from the mid–1830s well into the first decade of the 20th century and assign the term to American sports in general. This book covers the Irish sportsman from the arrival of James “Deaf” Burke in 1836 through to Jack B. Kelly’s rejection by Henley regatta and his subsequent gold medal at the 1920 Olympics. It avoids recounting the various victories and defeats of the Irish sportsman, seeking instead to deal with the complex interaction that he had with alcohol, gambling and Sunday leisure: pleasures that were banned in most of America at some time or other between 1836 and 1920. This book also covers the Irish sportsman’s close relations with politicians, his role in labor relations, his violent lifestyle—and by contrast—his participation in bringing respectability to sport. It also deals with native Irish sports in America, the part played by the Irish in “Team USA’s” initial international sporting ventures, and in the making and breaking of amateurism within sport.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Tribune Almanac and Political Register

The Tribune Almanac and Political Register

31 , 1920 Charles L. Guy . New York .. Dem..Dec . 31 , 1920 James W. Gerard .. New York .. Dem .. Dec. 31 , 1921 Irving Lehman . New York .. Dem .. ( Dec. 31 , 1912 2d . Kings , Queens , Nassau , William J. Gaynor . Brooklyn ... Dem.



ISBN: STANFORD:36105119862014

Category: Almanacs, American


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Categories: Almanacs, American

Tris Speaker and the 1920 Indians

Tris Speaker and the 1920 Indians

28 Indians 3, Brooklyn 0. Speaker had been right. The Indians wouldn't be heading back to Brooklyn after all. “They met a champion ball club from an older league and battered it to a mushy pulp,” wrote Plain Dealer columnist Frank G.

Author: Gary Webster

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786491278

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

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During the Cleveland Indians’ checkered 110–year history, only two of its teams have brought home baseball’s ultimate prize. While the 1948 team continues to be revered by Clevelanders, little has been written about the 1920 team that won the city’s first pennant and World Series. Few, if any, World Series championship teams faced as much adversity as did the 1920 Indians. Among the obstacles they faced were the death of their star pitcher’s wife in May; the shadow of the Chicago “Black Sox” scandal; and the tragic deadly beaning of shortstop Ray Chapman, the only fatal injury ever sustained by a major league player on the field of play. This chronicle of that extraordinary season highlights an overlooked chapter in the history of one of baseball’s most beloved underdogs.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Community Planning in the 1920s

Community Planning in the 1920s

Many of the so-called "cooperatives" of the 1920's provided for joint management and ownership of common areas such as halls, ... The Bureau collected data on 32 of the societies — 22 in Brooklyn, 9 in Manhattan, and 1 in Wisconsin.

Author: Roy Lubove

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 9780822974000

Category: History

Page: 168

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Roy Lubove presents the first detailed study of the Regional Planning Association of America, whose organization in 1923 signified a sharp break with traditional housing and planning in the United States. Composed of a small number of talented technicians and social critics, the RPAA was distinctive for its uncompromising criticism of small-scale speculative housing development and planning efforts that failed to relate physical and social change within a regional framework. Lubove's study is based in part upon interviews and materials supplied by some of the founding members of the RPAA.
Categories: History