The Roaring Twenties, 1929 Stock Market Crash & Great Depression
How Cultural Trends & Social Mood Changed
The 1920s, for the most part, was a period of economic prosperity referred to as ‘The Roaring Twenties’. Wedged between two world wars it was a time of peace. Women wore shorter skirts and more revealing clothes and consumerism was rife with the popularity of the automobile, the radio and going to the movies.
The stock market crashed in 1929 and the Great Depression shortly followed. In a matter of years women were back to wearing more conservative clothing, movies had become horror focused (Frankenstein, Dr Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, King Kong, Freaks, Dracula) and consumerism took a big setback as people lost their jobs and became worried for their future.
As the Great Depression came to an end a focus on a new enemy was born as World Was II hit.
The change to this negative outlook after the roaring 1920s happened in a matter of a few years eventually culminating in a great war after the stock crash and resulting depression. Times can change very quickly!
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