Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini was a famous magician in the 1920s. Houdini had many different acts that he performed for the people. He performed escapes from straightjackets, jails, coffins, handcuffs, and shackles. Houdini didn't want people to think that he was a fake so he made sure that at every show he had a police officer there so that people knew they weren't being fooled. Houdini wanted to be known for what he was. The police would examine his props to make sure that they were real. Houdini did another trick where he would be handcuffed by a police officer and some of the officers would try to make the handcuffs so that Houdini wouldn't be able to get out of them. He made sure that his audience knew that they jammed the cuffs and that is why he couldn't escape from them. One of Houdini's first tricks was being locked inside a large iron milk can filled with water, Houdini could escape this iron milk can within three minutes. The trick that made Houdini well know was his needle trick. This trick consisted of Houdini swallowing two dozen needles all at once. The needles were neatly threaded, he swallowed them and would regurgitate them and the needles would still be neatly threaded.


Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin was a very popular person in the 1920s. He played in many silent films; "The Immigrant," "Easy Street," "The Kid," and "The Birth Of A Nation." He was a comedian in these silent films. Charlie Chaplin had his major break at Keystone studios. Charlie Chaplin had a nickname and it was "little tramp". Chaplin's nickname is "little tramp" because one of his characters in a movie was a man with a toothbrush mustache, bowl hat, bamboo cane, and a funny walk.  Charlie Caplin won many awards. Chaplin also won Oscars. "Modern Times" was a magazine back in the 1920s and they wrote about Chaplin in their magazines. Chaplin is still known as the best comedian ever. Chaplin was a big entertainer back in the 1920s, people loved watching his movies because they made them laugh and were fun to watch.