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With a new decade dawning, we are set to enter the twenties once more. The 1920s were a time of change, optimism, prosperity and celebration after the First World War; a time when the world was recovering, rebuilding and pushing forward with a need for hope and a desire for fun, frivolity and exuberance. The Roaring Twenties saw new technologies and a modern way of life develop. The Jazz Age (a term thought to be coined by F Scott Fitzgerald) and a golden era for Hollywood saw a glamorous lifestyle celebrated in popular culture and art deco reaching its pinnacle.

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