Film - Hollywood in the Great Depression Following the...

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Hollywood in the Great Depression - Following the stock market crash of 1929, America (and the rest of the world thereafter) plunged into an economic depression that impacted every aspect of American life for over a decade. - Yet Americans went to the movies more often in the 1930s than another period in history, including today. - To keep up with the high demand of the 1930s audiences, and keep production costs low, Hollywood became streamlined like never before since, molding itself into what would be known as the “studio era.” The “Studio Era” - Hollywood averaged around 500 feature films per year in the 1930s, compared to only 100-150 on average today. - To accomplish this, each studio had a multitude of specialized departments, each catering to specific needs of a production. - In addition, the talent needed to produce these films was hired under long term contracts, ensuring their continuous work. -
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