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Entertainment during the Great Depression

Topic: Entertainment- Great Depression Class: Reading Quarter: 2 By: Emily Skowfoe & Dezarae Kennedy

Emily Skowfoe

on 17 January 2013

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Transcript of Entertainment during the Great Depression

Entertainment during the Great Depression By: Emily Skowfoe &
Dezarae Kennedy Entertainment was a hero of
the Great Depression . Games: Movies: Reading: Hang-outs: The Radio: Entertainment was an
important part in the
Great Depression. Entertainment saved people taking their
minds of all the suffering they were going through during this time period. They
watched movies, or read books, or listened
to the radio to pass time. Families played board games like Monopoly
and Scrabble or put puzzles together. Movies during the Great depression were meant
to take people to far away places to forget
their troubles. Radios were made of wood and cloth to
resemble and arched church window. Reading book helped people pass time. People
who couldn't afford books spent most of their
time in libraries reading books. In 1993, night clubs became places for people to socialize, dance, and enjoy the entertainment there. Entertainment
played a big part in the Great Depression. People were rescued
from their depression with movies, books, card games, board games, puzzles, and more. People also got together to play card games like Whist, Pinochle, Canasta, and Bridge. The movies, The Wizard of Oz (1939), Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937), and Gone with the Wind (1939) let people think of faraway places. One source of entertainment was the radio.
Many children listened to the radio show,
"Little Orphan Annie". The radio had many
programs from sermons to soap operas. Children liked to read
Superman in Action
comics. Young people went on dates at soda fountains and local dances.
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