Notes On The Jazz Age

Mar 28, 2013

Credit The Commons / State Library of New South Wales Collection

We’ve all heard of “the Jazz Age”, but did you know where the term originated? 

F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author of The Great Gatsby among other works, actually coined the phrase in 1922 to celebrate the flamboyant times that emerged in America after World War I. 

“It was an age of age of excess, and it was an age of satire,” he wrote.  And what fun!