New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West
In the 1920s, an infectious energy filled the air as the country pushed relentlessly into the future, and at the center of it all stood a gleaming city reaching for the sky. Join us for an exploration of the cultural history of Jazz Age Manhattan—from the introduction of “talkies” to the emergence of mass communication to the broadcasting of revolutionary new music on radios—and learn why ambitious innovators of change flocked to the city, transforming America in the process.
Donald L. Miller is the John Henry MacCracken Professor of History at Lafayette College and author of nine books, including Masters of the Air, currently being made into an HBO dramatic series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. His most recent book is Supreme City: How Jazz Age Manhattan Gave Birth to Modern America.