female vocalists Ruth Etting Ada Jones Helen Clark Alma Gluck Louise Homer Anna Case Amelita Galli-Curci Geraldine Farrar Nora Bayes "Ma" Rainey Blossom Seeley
male vocalists John McCormack Bobby North Billy Murray Walter Van Brunt Arthur Collins Enrico Caruso Titta Ruffo
bands Sweeney's Cow-Boy Band Original Dixieland Jass Band Kid Ory Band King Oliver & His Dixie Syncopators King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band Frisco Jass Band Selvin's Novelty Orchestra Victor Military Band John Phillips Sousa's Band
vocal groups Collins & Harlan Peerless Quartet Kellogg-Haines Singing Party Sterling Trio Premier Quartet
soloists & composers Irving Berlin Scott Joplin W.C. Handy Jelly Roll Morton Ignace Paderewski Fritz Kreisler
Jazz is primarily an improvisational music style. Because jazz pianist Jelly Roll Morton wrote down his songs, he is considered the first jazz composer.
W.C. Handy was known as the "Father Of The Blues." He was introduced to rural blues music in 1903 and wrote several popular blues songs during the 1910s.
During his career, Enrico Caruso had a repertoire of 40 operas.
men of the big screen Douglas Fairbanks Sr. Francis Ford Lon Chaney Wallace Beery Francis X. Bushman Conrad Veidt John Barrymore Dustin Farnum Walker Whiteside Tom Moore William S. Hart Tom Mix
Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle began his movie career as a Keystone Kop. He introduced his good friend Buster Keaton to the movie industry during this decade, and the two comics made several films together.
Lon Chaney made his first film in 1912. His role as the "cripple" in the 1919 film The Miracle Man made him a star. His ability to contort his body into all sorts of painful positions and to devise highly effective makeup techniques earned him the nickname "The Man Of A Thousand Faces."
Tom Mix was a former ranch hand who entered the movie industry after winning a national rodeo championship in 1909.
Charlie Chaplin was a British music hall comic who came to America in 1913 while touring with Fred Karno's Troupe. He settled in Los Angeles and joined the Keystone Film Company in 1914, where he created his "little tramp" character.
Florence Lawrence was known to movie audiences as the "Biograph Girl." In 1910, she became the first movie star to be identified by name in the film credits.
Francis X. Bushman was the first "matinee idol" of the silent film era. He was the most popular leading man between 1914 and 1917. When Bushman was working in Chicago, he was banned from shopping at Marshall Fields because so many adoring ladies followed him around.