Entertainment Between the Wars

By Kristin, Sofia, Nick, Natalie, Koraly, and Packy

Some Background Information: Between 1918 and 1938, after World War I and before World War II, the world of entertainment experienced many changes and its significance grew tremendously within the United States. The 1920s was a time of prosperity and included advances in film and technology, such as the radio. During the Great Depression, many famous actors and actresses rose to popularity because of the low economic status of the time. Radios, movies, and sports were important to Americans because each became an escape from the difficulties of everyday life. At the same time, these forms of entertainment informed Americans on what was going on in the United States. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Fireside Chats on the radio, for example, educated people, clearly explaining the banking situation, gaining back people's trust, and calming them down.

Popularity of Movies
Popularity of Radio Programs
Big Band and Swing Music
Collegiate and Professional Sports