The Jazz Age or All Roads Lead To Ballyhoo


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This is the age after The Gilded Age that your momma don't want you talking about. The Age Of Ballyhoo or Jazz Age was from 1920-30 or from right after the WWI (The Great War). That's right the roaring 20s. Struggle Buggies/Chariots of Sin(Cars) and going to see a man about a dog(gettin liquor) and other fun things like movie stars and petting parties. Women cutting their hair and a rug. Prohibition, That's right when the U.S.A. was drier then the Sahara. Women can vote and do other things if their clever. Valentino, Swanson and Hollywood. Radio. Songs such as 'I'd walk a mile for one of your smiles, We have no Bananas and The Charleston" there ain't nothin finer"(A dance and a song). This topic is for anything about the 20's. Because it's lost, lets find it. We'll start with Speakeasies and Demon Rum and This Side Of Paradise and work from there.
 
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After a Million miles, Mamie better be smiling
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I wouldn't bet on it, George. Walking a million miles (or even just driving a couple) takes time and - from my experience - the smile on your sons' faces evaporates in the short time it takes to walk from parking the car to getting into the sitting room to greet you. You're lucky if you get a grunted "Hi!" before they vanish into the shower with their mobiles to get ready to go out again. I must have done something wrong ....
"Hello, darling ..."
"See you later, Mum..."
 
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Monica: "I must have done something wrong ...."

Naw.....The joys of Parenthood. My daughter never lets me be it morning, noon or night. She's 2 so I enjoy it while I can. She's always smiling about something, usually some mischief she just accomplished that's just guaranteed to make Daddy flip.
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Did England try to help America enforce Prohibition by policing her boats or did Britain mostly turn a blind eye to hooch(hard liquor)being smuggled into Yankee Land.
 
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Surely The United Kingdom would not have been able to enforce prohibition on British ships insofar as the prohibition law had no validity in Britain - a ship at sea being regarded as British territory. What was the situation regarding Canada?
 
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Stanley

Sorry should of been more clear. I meant checking the cargo and making sure that no Hooch was being smuggled in. Although I guess that was a job for the coast guard.

Canada, Well the Canadian police I bet patrolled the border unless they were corrupt. A lot of People broke the law. No Liquor! A lot of American Cops on the street were a corrupt or be sympathetic to the average drinker. They wanted a drink themselves. I wander how much alcohol disappeared from the evidence locker.
 
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Hello George, Yes, I can now see the distinction between enforcing prohibition and declaring goods for customs purposes. I assume the prohibition era would have been good news for British shipping companies, which would presumably have been able to sell alcohol to American citizens once they were outside of territorial limits.
 
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Jason-

She was hot to trot and Jazzed to go, trust me. I need to get with Louise Brooks. Now there's a woman. It just that acid tongue of hers

Where was my hair. It wasn't on my head?
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You sure are a little guy. I may have work for you in films as a child impersonator. The studio orphan up and got himself killed on set and we need a replacement.

Thanks for the Clip that was fun
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People sure were doing crazy stuff back then like spending days at a time on flag poles and other crazy stuff.
 
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Stanley: "I assume the prohibition era would have been good news for British shipping companies"

I bet you it wasn't bad news. I don't know what us yanks were thinking. I guess it seemed like a good idea that quickly back fired like a model T.
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I guess the U.S. government's philophosy was "Lets make drinking illegal so we can turn all of our citizens into outlaws." Not one of our best decisions.
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Jim Kalafus

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Prohibition has killed more men
than Sherman ever dreamed.
If they cant get whiskey they'll take to dope.
Cocaine and morphine.
This ol' country it sure ain't dry
and dry it's never been.
Prohibition, i'll say it again
is crime's money making machine.

I'll tell you brother and I wont lie
about what's the matter in this land.
They'll drink it wet, but vote it dry
and hide it if they can.
They'll pitch a party and they'll all get drunk
and call it society.
But if they catch you with a pint,
good morning penitentiary, hey-hey.

Have you ever woke up on a Sunday morn
with the snakes all around your bed?
I know you have- and I have too-
I know i'd rather be dead.
The preacher comes around and he gives advise
and then you have to crawl.
Cause if he gets to the bottle first,
he never leaves you none at all.

Carbolic acid and creosote
ought to kill any man.
Some get paralised, some get well,
some hit the promised land.
The undertaker has got to live,
so feed him if you can.
Prohibition, I'll say it again,
is crime's money making machine.

(Prohibition Blues)
 

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