In Anything Goes, Lucy Moore interweaves the stories of the compelling people and events that characterized the decade to produce a gripping portrait of the Jazz Age. She reveals that the Roaring Twenties were more than just "the years between wars." It was an epoch of passion and change-an age, she observes, not unlike our own.
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The Hollywood district of Los Angeles played such an important role in the development of motion pictures that its name became synonymous with the industry. Sacco and Vanzetti were two anarchists, immigrants from Illinois, who were accused, convicted, and executed for murder in a case that questioned the fairness of the trial. The decade of the 1920's introduced America to new freedoms and ways of thinking. F. Scott Fitzgerald is the writer most associated with the Roaring Twenties, epitomized by The Great Gatsby. Charlie Chaplin was a British-born actor who rose to fame in silent comedies and eventually left America for political reasons.