Chicago historically has been a city of great energy, a showcase of modernity. Determined to wash away memories of World War I, Chicagoans in the 1920s and into the 1930s set out to enjoy themselves, creating a Golden Age of entertainment envied throughout the world. Old and new forms of entertainment blossomed and flourished, including dance halls, mechanical music machines, radio studios, rodeos, theatres, and movie palaces. Period photos, rare glass slides and other printed images illustrate how “that toddling’ town” entertained itself through Prohibition and the Great Depression.
Softcover, 6 x 9, 128 pgs.