Chapter 15 Section 4

Information about Chapter 15 Section 4

Published on February 27, 2008

Author: Kliment

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Culture in the 1930’s:  Culture in the 1930’s Objectives: Describe the entertainment provided by motion pictures and radio Identify some of the artists and writers of the New Deal era The Lure of Motion Pictures and Radio:  The Lure of Motion Pictures and Radio Movies are a Hit Although the 1930’s were a difficult time, the motion-picture industry was very profitable Talkies – Term used for the first movies released with sound Movies tended to focus on escapism Gone With the Wind (1939) Wizard of Oz (1939) Snow White and the Seven Dwarves (1937) The Lure of Motion Pictures and Radio:  The Lure of Motion Pictures and Radio Radio Entertains Radio was most direct means of access to the American people Popular Radio Personalities: Orson Welles – Popular director, producer, and writer “The War of the Worlds” (1938) Bob Hope Types of programs: Soap Operas Children's Shows The Lone Ranger Little Orphan Annie News Hindenburg Disaster (1937) The Arts in Depression America:  The Arts in Depression America Artists Decorate America The Federal Art Project – Branch of the WPA that paid artists a living wage to produce public works of art In contrast to the radio and movies, art of the 1930’s was sober and serious New Deal era painters: Edward Hooper Thomas Hart Benton Grant Wood American Gothic (1930) The Arts in Depression America:  The Arts in Depression America Music of the 1930’s Woody Guthrie – Singer/songwriter who captured the hardships of America through music “This Land is Your Land” Diverse Writers Depict American Life WPA funded writers through the Federal Writer’s Project John Steinbeck The Grapes of Wrath (1939) Ernest Hemmingway Other Entertainment of the 1930’s:  Other Entertainment of the 1930’s Sports Jessie Owens African American athlete who won four gold medals in track-and-field at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin Discredited Hitler's Aryan superiority message Joe DiMaggio 56-consecutive-game hitting streak for New York Yankees Games Monopoly (1935) Huge success Comics Action Comics #1 First Appearance of Superman (1938)

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