Changes in American culture and society

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How many cinemas were there in 1936?
17,000
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How many cinemas were there in 1930?
303,000
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What are the 10 reasons for the growth in popularity of the cinema?
1. More disposable income 2. Cheap ticket prices 3. Escapism 4. Social entertainment 5. Improved Transport 6. The first talking film 7. The range of films 8. Movie stars 9. Novelty of new technology 10. More lesiure time
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When was the first talking film released and what was it?
'The Jazz Singer' 1927
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Where the centre of the film industry?
Hollywood
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Why is Hollywood the centre of the film industry?
1. Attractive climate 2. Landscapes 3. Production companies were based there 4. Range of films 5. Movie Stars were based there.
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Name a famous romantic star.? what films were they in? Any facts?
Rudolph Valentino (1895-1926) 1. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 2. First Male to be sold on sex appeal 3. 100,000 fans attended his funeral
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Name a Glamour Star? Noted films? Facts?
Clara Bow (1905-1960) 1. It (1927) The Wild Party (1927) 2. 'It Girl' 3. Flapper image
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Name a Slapstick Comedy Star? Noted films? Facts?
Charlie Chaplin (1889-1971) 1. The Kid (1921) The Gold Rush (1925) 2. Bowler hat and can 3. Successful transition from silent movies to talkies.
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What were the criticisms of the movie industry?
1. Lowering moral standards 2. Using movie stars as **** symbols 3. Lifestyle of hollywood stars 4
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How did the the movie industry improve its image?
Hays Code of practice 2. Oscar Awards
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What occured amongst females in the 1920s?
Middle and upper class women started to challenge traditional attitudes towards women which resulted to the growth in feminism. Women who adopted the more independent, liberal lifestyle were known as flappers
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What are the 9 main features of the 'typical flapper'?
1. Make up and perfume 2. Revealing swimwear 3. Short skirts and bright colours 4. Short hair 5. Smoked and rank in public 6. Jazz music 7. Dance clubs speakeasies 8. Cars motorbikes 9. Ditched the chaperone
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What were the oppositions to the flapper lifestyle?
1. Traditional groups saw it as too extreme 2. Religious groups thought it was immoral and sexual 3. Anti-Flirt League in protest
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What did Flappers do in response to opposition?
1. Deliberately flouted the law which brought bad press to the movement.
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What did the older generation form in response to the flapper lifestyle?
Anti-Flirt League
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What were the 9 reasons for the growth in organised sport?
1. Disposable income 2. Sports journalism 3. Leisure time 4. More opportunities to participate in sport 5. Sports strs appeal 6. Advertising 7. Sports Stadia 8. Transport 9. Radio
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Name a famous baseball star and facts.
George Herman Ruth - Babe Ruth. 1895-1949. 1. Boston Red Sox and New York yankees 2. 60 home runs in one season.
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Name a famous boxing star and facts
Jack Dempsey (1895-1893) 1. Won 66/83 fights 2. World heavy weight title from 1919-1926
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Name a famous American football player and facts
Red Grange (1903-91) 1. Top player for University of Illinois, the Chicago Bears and the New York Yankees. 2. Names best college football players of all time.
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Name 5 main fads and crazes?
1. Dance marathons 2. New games and puzzles 3. Goldfish swallowing 4. Flagpole sitting 5. Beauty contests
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Who held the title for completing a dance marathon the longest?
1927- Alma Cummings danced on-stop for 27 hours.
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Who held the title for sitting on a flapole the longest?
1923 - Alvin 'Shipwreck' Kelly set the record of 49 days at Atlantic City.
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Name the 3 main heroes of the 1920s?
1. Charles Lindbergh 2. Amelia Earhart 3. Gertrude Ederle
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What was Charles Lindbergh famous for? Facts.
1. Became the first person to fly-non-stop across the Atlantic on 20-21st May 1927. The flight took 33 hours and 39 minutes. He received a ticker tape parade
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What was Amelia Earhart famous for?
1. First female to fly across the Atlantic. 2. 20 hours 40 minutes
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What was Gertrude Ederle famous for?
1926- First woman to swim across the English Channel. 14 hours and 30 minutes.
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What was the impact of the motor car on leisure time?
1. Motor car afforded Americans the freedom to explore out of town 2. Cinema, sports stadia, dancehall
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What were the developments in the Roaring Twenties?
1.Fads and Crazes 2. Heroes 3. Sports 3. Cinema 4. Female Independent lifestyle
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