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DEPRESSION DISTRACTIONS 1930s CULTURE. EUGENIA LANGAN MATER ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL HIALEAH GARDENS, FLORIDA. Golden Age of Radio ESCAPISM, JUST LIKE TV TODAY: LISTENING TO OR WATCHING EXCITING STORIES, COMEDIES, DISTRACTS FROM (USUALLY MISERABLE) EVERYDAY LIFE.

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DEPRESSION DISTRACTIONS

1930s CULTURE

EUGENIA LANGAN

MATER ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

HIALEAH GARDENS, FLORIDA


Golden

Age of

Radio

ESCAPISM, JUST LIKE TV TODAY: LISTENING TO OR WATCHING EXCITING STORIES, COMEDIES, DISTRACTS FROM (USUALLY MISERABLE) EVERYDAY LIFE


WOODY GUTHRIE -- AN "OKIE" RADIO STAR – AND A COMMUNIST

EVEN IN HOOVERVILLES, SOME PEOPLE HAD RADIOS -- IN THE '30s RURAL MUSIC SHOWS (GRAND OL' OPRY, BARN DANCE, AND LOCAL VARIATIONS WERE COMMON)




SWING MUSIC: DANCE MUSIC

(VIDEO OF GLEN MILLER BAND, "CHATTANOOGA CHOO-CHOO UPLOADED SEPARATELY)



AND DRANK! THE 21st AMENDMENT, REPEALING THE 18th (PROHIBITION), WAS RATIFIED IN RECORD TIME, BY DECEMBER 5, 1933 (FDR CAMPAIGN PROMISE)




PHOTOJOURNALISM

Margaret

Bourke-White

Dorothea

Lange






EMPIRE STATE BUILDING, COMPLETED 1931

TALLEST BUILDING IN THE WORLD UNTIL WORLD TRADE CENTER WAS BUILT IN 1972

(BUT NOW ARAB AND ASIAN COUNTIES HAVE TALLER ONES)



GRANT WOOD, AMERICAN GOTHIC, 1930. OIL ON BEAVERBOARD, 29 ¼" X 25 ½ ". ART INSTITURE OF CHICAGO



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