Life in the Roaring Twenties

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What kind of influence did movies make in the 1920s?

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Movies exerted a great deal of influence on people's lives during the so-called Roaring Twenties. They presented a world of fantasy and glamor into which ordinary cinema-goers could momentarily escape from their drab everyday lives. Growing numbers of Americans, especially the young, lived vicariously through the lives of movie stars, who became household names, worshipped and adored by millions.

The 1920s saw a veritable explosion of movie magazines, which generated and sustained a thriving culture of celebrity. Millions of Americans were eager to read all about their favorite film stars, and movie magazines were only to happy to cater to the public's growing fascination with the stars of the Silver Screen.

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