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Wherever you look at the
moment, whether it's in music, fashion or films, you're unable to escape pieces
of work that have been inspired by the 1920s and 30s. But since most of us
weren't alive nearly 100 years ago, why are we all getting so nostalgic about
the 20s and 30s?
Probably one of the big
reasons this era has been so popular is thanks to the American period drama
Boardwalk Empire. The HBO series is set in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the
famous Prohibition era. HBO took a real risk on this programme, as the pilot
episode which was directed by Martin Scorsese, cost $18 million to produce. But their risk paid off, as audiences fell in love
with lavish nature of the darker side of politics portrayed by Steve Buscemi.
The show premiered back in 2010, but like a lot of cult shows it didn't begin
to have a big, worldwide following until the series ended last year.
The success of that show led
the way for the successful remake of The Great Gatsby in 2013. The movie really
embraced the glamour we all love about that era, following the life of
millionaire Jay Gatsby, played by Leonardo DiCaprio. The attention to the
period was an important part of the movie's success, so much so that the film
won both Best Production Design and Best Costume
design at the Oscars.
Since then so many different
genres have been inspired by the 1920s and 1930s. Some of the world's biggest
artists like will.i.am with Bang Bang and Beyonce with Dance For You have made
the era sexy with their 1920s themed music videos. It's also had a big impact
on the clothes we buy on the high street, with the likes of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel and
Colleen Moore clearly inspiring a lot of fashion designers.
The Roaring 20s have even
made a big impact on gaming. The popularity of the decade has inspired casino
website Royal Vegas Casino to launch their own
Golden Era online slot. The new game
has brought a bit of old Hollywood glamour to the world of casino games. Pull
back the red curtains that surround this slot machine and you'll find a game
that wouldn't look out of place in the era. The iconic characters of the
glamorous movie model, the smart gentleman and the wealthy elderly woman all
feature in this fun game. Royal Vegas Casino's double feature bonus game even
gives you to pick from a whole host of vintage movie posters, which have been lovingly
recreated for the game, to see if you can win some extra money hidden behind
But maybe the real reason
we're romanticising this era is because it's so easy to fall in love with. The
glitz and glamour of flapper girls and gentlemen in smart suits and bowties is
something so beautiful it would be a shame if it didn't continue for
generations to come.