Below are some of my favourite movies of that period
This was the golden age of Hollywood that created the movies stars such as James Cagney, Humphrey Bogart, Claude Raines, Errol Flynn Boris Karloff, Spencer Tracey, Buster Crabbe, Vivian Leigh, Charles Laughton, Julie Garland & Clark Gable.
The music of the 1930’s isn’t one of my favourite periods, it is the most alien to me. The changes of attitudes after the 1940’s is amazing. From what I have read it was a very hard time to live especially after the Wall Street Crash of 1929 the ensuing Great Depression that had a traumatic effect worldwide creating the opportunity for authoritarian regimes to emerged to take the world into the 2nd war. If that wasn’t bad enough it was a period of severe dust storms that caused major ecological and agricultural damage to American and Canadian prairie lands this triggered a mass migration, food shortages, multiple deaths and illness from sand inhalation, and a severe reduction in the going wage rate.
We are at this time looking at similar things happening today, as people are migrating to our country, our jobs are even being outsourced to other countries, our wages suppressed while the cost of living is rising.
Below is a very short list of songs that I think it is worth listening to from this period
The following songs are just classic songs from the time.
The 30s ended in war and the next decade would introduce may recording artist that would make a huge impact on the music world.