History GCSE Short America

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Social developments - 1945-2000

What developed during this period? -

Films

Dancing

Motor Transport

Paperback Books

Radio

Jazz music clubs

Film became the essential mass entertainment—and a multi-million dollar industry.

Huge cinema’s were built which could seat up to 4000 people. Films were silent until 1927, when the first “Talking Picture” was released. Hollywood was the major film-making centre.

Radio also boomed. In 1921 there was just one licensed station. Two years later there were 508.Millions of sets were sold. By 1929, $850million was spent on sets and parts every year. The National Broadcasting Company was set up in 1926.

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