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Entertainment of the 40's

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Transcript of Entertainment of the 40's

1950
1940
Entertainment of the 1940's
Popular Entertainers
Comedians:
Jack Benny
Red Skeleton
Milton Berle
Bob Hope
Musicians:
Dizzy Gillespie
Billie Holiday
Duke Ellington
Songs and Movies
Songs:
White Christmas - Bing Crosby
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow! - Vaughn Monroe
Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
Movies:
It's A Wonderful Life - 1946
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty - 1947
Dumbo - 1941
Bambi - 1942
Pinocchio - 1940
Radio Programs and Newsreels
Radio Programs:
The Abbott and Costello Show
Lux Radio Theater
Newsreels:

Magazines, Books, Print Media
Magazines:
Saturday Evening Post
Popular Mechanics
LIFE Magazine
Books
Animal Farm
- George Orwell
Curious George
- H.A. Rey
The Diary of a Young Girl
- Anne Frank
Print Media
"Murrow boys" - a group of daring journalists
that covered the war in Europe
Board Games and Other Play
Board Games:
Scrabble - 1948
Candyland - 1949
Chutes and Ladders - 1943
Clue - 1949
Other Play:
Silly Putty - 1943
Tonka Trucks - 1947
Slinky - 1945
Homemade Games
dropping clothes pins into glass bottles
Sports
Sports:
Number one sport was Baseball
Jackie Robinson - first African-American baseball player
Boxing
Joe Louis and Sugar Ray Robinson
Basketball
Chuck Cooper - the first professional African-American basketball player
All-American Girl's Baseball Team
Bibliography
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1928155/posts
http://digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_songs-1940s.html
http://www.imdb.com/search/title/?release_date=1940,1949&title_type=feature
http://www.old-time.com/weekly/
http://www.papermags.com/1940s-3.aspx
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/23.Best_Books_of_the_Decade_1940_s
http://history.journalism.ku.edu/1940/1940.shtml
http://www.ehow.com/info_7832851_childrens-toys-games-40s.html
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-3468301719.html
Sydney Eavey
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