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Coping with the Coping with the Depression Depression Escapism in the 1930s Escapism in the 1930s
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Escapism in the 1930s During times of crisis, people try to find ways to get away from their problems. This is known as ‘escapism’ In the 1930s there were several different ways that people could escape from their financial problems…
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Escapism in the 1930s RADIO Radios had become common in Canadian homes during the 1920s Even during the Depression they didn’t cost a lot, so most families had one. Programming was very different from today; stations would play music, but they also had drama, comedy, and mystery readings and skits Hockey Night in Canada was one of the most popular shows!
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Escapism in the 1930s The Movies In the 1930s, ‘talkies’ replaced the earlier silent films. Going to the movies was an afternoon event, you would see a newsreel, cartoon, B-Movie (short film) and a feature film. Mary Pickford was a famous actress in the early 1930s.
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