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Entertainment during the Great Depression


Entertainment during the Great Depression

During the 1930s the

  1. ^ "Art and Entertainment in the 1930s and 1940s". Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945. Library of Congress. 2002-09-26. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  2. ^ a b "The 1930s: A Time of Depression". Kyrene School District No. 2098. Retrieved 2010-09-12. 


Listening to radio broadcasting became a source of nearly free entertainment for millions of Americans. The radio stations had a little bit of everything for all ages, young and old. One of the most common radio shows for young children was Little Orphan Annie.[2] The show is about an adventurous young girl who had an equally adventurous dog named Sandy. Together, Annie and Sandy would try to solve mysteries. The show was so loved by children that they soon began to purchase small items of merchandise such as pins of Annie.[2] Adults listened to newscasts, radio theater, the Grand Ole Opry, soap operas, and sermons as well.


Comedies were popular films in the 1930s. A good laugh eased the mind and brought joy in a time of adversity. Films that showed how America was fighting against the Great Depression became popular as well. Towards the late 1930s, movies from other countries began to play in American theaters.

Many films still highly cherished today were created during the 1920s. During that period, Walt Disney, the pioneer animator, produced films Americans loved to see. One of his most well-known animations was the tale of the Three Little Pigs, originally produced in 1933. Another of his became a part of American culture. Half a century later, his productions are still famous and frequently viewed by children and adults.



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