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Entertainment in the 1930's

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Shirish Nene

on 10 June 2011

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Radio Sports Newspapers Movies Books Comics Games TV Dance Music Comedies, gangster movies, and musicals helped people forget their troubles Radio was also wildly popular, offering many kinds of programs, from sermons to soap operas. 90 million Americans went to a movie weekly. Walt Disney produced films Americans flocked to see.

Three Little Pigs, 1933.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

Disney’s films provided entertainment for all ages and became a part of American culture. Comedies were popular. Comedies eased the mind and brought joy in a time of troubles.

Films that showed America fighting against the Depression became very popular.

Towards the late 1930s, movies from other countries began to play in American theaters. Free entertainment for millions of Americans Most common radio shows for young children was Little Orphan Annie The show was loved by children; they began to purchase items of merchandise ex. pins of Annie Most popular board games were Monopoly and Scrabble Card games were widely played Football and baseball were popular family games, but there weren't that many professional sports. Donald duck becomes popular. Malcolm Campbell sets a new world land speed record at Daytona at 245miles/hr Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men , both by John Steinback, were very popular books Silent Films (Charlie Chapman) were very widely watched National Baseball Hall of Fame starts Other popular movies were:

War of the Worlds
Gone with the Wind
The Wizard of Oz The World's Fair in New York Radio Corporation developed TV in the 1930s Experimental stations emerged in 1937 Officially introduced in 1939 WW2 prevented development until 50s Dance culture shook off European influence National pride as a theme Jitterbugs and swing dance Moved from Jazz to Swing Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong,
Fletcher Henderson Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald
Cleo Patra Brown Based on themes of Depression Happy Days Are Here Again by Benny Meroff Entertainment in the 1930's Popular Comics Included:
Krazy Kat
Little Orphan Annie
Themes from the 1930s were shown:
Changing Values
Issues of war and romance
Offered a new way of escape from the world of depression "COMIC STRIPS OF THE 1930s." xroads. University of Virginia, 2005. Web. 8 Jun 2011. <http://xroads.virginia.edu/~1930s/PRINT/comic/cartoon.html>. "Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945." Library of Congress. Library of Congress, 26/9/2002. Web. 8 Jun 2011. <http://international.loc.gov:8081/learn/features/timeline/depwwii/art/art.html>. "30's Entertainment ." ThinkQuest. ORACLE, n.d. Web. 8 Jun 2011. <http://library.thinkquest.org/J0111064/30entertain.htm>. "Entertainment during the Great Depression." Wikipedia. Wikipedia, 5 9 2007. Web. 8 Jun 2011. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entertainment_during_the_Great_Depression>. "Farming in the 1930's." Wessels. Wessels, 2003. Web. 8 Jun 2011. <http://www.livinghistoryfarm.org/farminginthe30s/life_20.html>. Works Cited Used to inform and entertain people about recent happenings Also very popular for propoganda use "Dance - 1930's The Arts." ENotes - Literature Study Guides, Lesson Plans, and More. Web. 08 June 2011. <http://www.enotes.com/1930-arts-american-decades/dance>.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition. Web. 08 June 2011. <http://www.school.eb.com/eb/article-9043668>.
"Manufacturing Memory: American Popular Music in the 1930's." American Studies @ The University of Virginia. Web. 08 June 2011. <http://xroads.virginia.edu/~ug03/jukebox/front.html>.
"Music in the 1930s - 1930's The Arts." ENotes - Literature Study Guides, Lesson Plans, and More. Web. 08 June 2011. <http://www.enotes.com/1930-arts-american-decades/music>.
"Some Music from the 1930s." Kansas State University. Web. 08 June 2011. <http://www.k-state.edu/english/nelp/american.studies.s98/musicof1930s.html>.
"Top 1930 Pop Songs and Music Artists From the 1930 Era." May 2011 Entertainment News, Popular Culture News. Web. 08 June 2011. <http://www.popculturemadness.com/Music/Pop-Old/1930.html>. But how does this relate to "To Kill a Mockingbird?"
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