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  1. Youth Culture and Entertainment 14.2 Part 1

  2. Youth Culture • Younger generation openly rejected the values and morals of their parents • A new youth culture emerged from this environment • Young people become more rebellious

  3. The “New Woman” • Style & Dress of woman • Rejection of traditional values • Portrayed as stylish, adventurous, independent, and career-minded • Wanted personal fulfillment

  4. Flappers • Challenging role of women • Young, fashionable women • Style: wore Short skirts, short hair, and excessive make-up • Independent lifestyle – dated numerous men • Actions- drank and smoked in public. Drove cars • Glamorized by the media

  5. Women Working • % of women working is stagnant • New jobs- taxi drivers and stenographers • Traditional areas- nursing

  6. Entertainment • Economic boom meant many had more money and free time • Increased leisure time: radio, sports, movies

  7. Radio • November 2, 1920 first commercial radio broadcast on KDKA in Pittsburgh • By 1927, 700 radio stations and more than half of US households own a radio

  8. Radio • Advertising became important to fund radio • NBC began offering national programming to local stations • =American’s began to share cultural experiences

  9. Programming • Church Services, News, Music, & Sporting Events • 1921 Top Events– The World Series and the Dempsey-Carpentier

  10. Movies • Became popular entertainment • Charlie Chaplin – most famous silent film star • 1927 – The Jazz Singer = first “Talkie” • Sound leads to newsreels becoming popular at the movies • Hollywood, CA becomes filmmaking capital • By 1929 – 80 million attend per week