Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: The Forever Roaring Twenties

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The Forever Roaring Twenties

The 1920's was a time when victory was given to those who, lost their thoughts of ever accomplishing the "American Dream". Furthermore telephone, radio, television, and automobile industries were seeing great profit during this time. Laws and regulations were being tested by many because more and more people were partying and drinking and just having fun.

The issues of the "Progressive Movement" seemed not to be an issue anymore, because the middle class started to see some of the wealth being shared. And credit was being issued.

For women much has been accomplished as well, their rights to vote was passed. Women also started to live freely and somewhat risky in reference to wanting to be treated equal to men.

American fashion was born in this era. American citizens started to pay more attention to the way they looked and danced. Which is kind of similar to today's society.

Meanwhile as modern entertainment continued to advance movie theatres were seeing the majority of the wealth. Actors and actresses were being idolized all around the nation. This was a new way to advertise and persuade the public. Although these Hollywood movies were enjoyable they had a theme planned for growth of consumerism.

"The typical heroine wore expensive clothes, furs, and elegant jewels, and either lived in a mansion or flitted between the deluxe hotels of the world; the hero, usually without visible means of support, was as splendidly accoutered, drove the fanciest automobile, and pursued the most attractive young women..."( Mowry and Brownell, p. 220, Stuart Ewen; PR!)


Blogger A. Mattson said...

A decent, brief description of the era. What did all this mean for the world of media and mass persuasion? Or Corporate PR or political propaganda at the time?

3/18/2009 1:13 PM  

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