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Topic Website 1 1930s in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The decade of the 1930s in film involved many significant films. 1939 was one of the biggest years (and still is one of the greatest years) in Hollywood.

Many full-length films were produced during the decade of the 1930s. The 1930s were a decade of political turmoil and economic problems; the great depression had affected the entire world, and Europe was dealing with both the fallout of World War I and the economic hardships of the time, both of which resulted in the rise of fascist political movements. The uncertainty of the era resulted in widespread popularity of fantastical, escapist fare. Swashbuckling adventures and the safe scares of the Universal Horror films were highly successful during this period.

The studio system was at its highest with studios having great control over a film's creative decision. This included the creation of the Hay's Code, which was the first large scale attempt at organized censorship of Hollywood films.

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Good sports, great players

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This story ran in The Seattle Times on April 28, 1996
By Sharon Boswell
and Lorraine McConaghy
Special to The Times

John Miljus began the summer of 1927 as the "star hurler" of the Seattle Indians, and ended it playing in the big leagues for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the Yankees in the World Series. Photo Credit: Seattle Times.

THE '20S WAS THE DECADE OF BALLYHOO -- of silly crazes and outrageous stunts, of flagpole sitters and marathon dancers. But no publicist dreamed up the thrills of 1920s sports when superb athletes entertained fans in packed grandstands from coast to coast.
From the National Negro Baseball League to the Northwest Timber League, Wimbledon to the Seattle Tennis Club, the dramatic contests of sport gave us heroes and villains who became classic figures in American culture.
In tennis, Big Bill Tilden represented the United States on the Davis Cup team every season from 1920 through 1930. The great golfers Bobby Jones, Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen dominated not only American courses but the venerable British greens as well.
Red Grange played on three successive All-American collegiate football teams. At Notre Dame, Knute Rockne coached his squad to three national championships, powered by the famous Four Horsemen backfield.
Jack Dempsey held the heavyweight-boxing title from 1919 through 1926, when he lost to Gene Tunney. In 1927, Dempsey and Tunney fought an epic grudge match watched by more than 150,000 spectators at Soldier Field in Chicago. Ballyhooed from coast to coast, the bout's gate was nearly $3 million -- big money.
But during the 1920s, baseball claimed America's heart.

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1920's Sport and Sporting Stars

Sport and Sports Stars rose to prominence in the 1920's Era due to unprecedented publicity and promotion...
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