Popular Culture 1918-1979

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Cinema (regional difference)
The Battle of the Somme- watched by 20m in first 6 weeks. 3,000 cinemas in 1914. 5,000 in 1930. 1950- average person went to the cinema 28 times. 1946- sales of 1.635 billion. 69% of 16-19 year olds went once a week. 11% of those over 60s went.
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Radio
Between 1922 and 1939, 71% of households had a receiver. 1951 90%. Founded as Quango 1927. There was no competition until 1973.
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Music
Swing & bop 1930s. Country and western 1940s. Rock n roll 1950s- died out in the 60s. The Beatles- drugs. 'Glam-rock'. The Sex Pistols.
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Television
1939-12,500 sets in London. 4% in 1950. 40% in 1955. 80% in 1960. 95% in 1965.
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Impact of television
14 independent companies began broadcasting 1955. Television Act 1964- screen plays and affairs. December 1960- twice weekly with audience of 20 million. The week that was- 12m viewers a week.
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Influence of mass media on youth culture
Coffee shops 1952. Vinyl Record 1948. By 1958, 7k jukeboxes. Six-five special- 10 million . Oh boy!- rock n roll. Possession of marijuana (235 in 1960 to 11,000 by 1973.
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Between 1922 and 1939, 71% of households had a receiver. 1951 90%. Founded as Quango 1927. There was no competition until 1973.

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Swing & bop 1930s. Country and western 1940s. Rock n roll 1950s- died out in the 60s. The Beatles- drugs. 'Glam-rock'. The Sex Pistols.

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1939-12,500 sets in London. 4% in 1950. 40% in 1955. 80% in 1960. 95% in 1965.

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14 independent companies began broadcasting 1955. Television Act 1964- screen plays and affairs. December 1960- twice weekly with audience of 20 million. The week that was- 12m viewers a week.

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