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Edexcel History A-Level (Paper 1, Option 1F: In search of the American Dream: the USA, c1917– 96)- Theme 3/ Society and culture in change, 1917–80 > The influence of popular culture and news media > Flashcards

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1

In what year was 'The Jazz Singer' released?

1927

2

What was the increase in movie theatre attendance between 1925 and 1950?

49 million to 55 million (89 million in 1945)

3

How many movie theatre seats were there in 1941?

10.5 million

4

In the late 1930s how many different magazines were produced that were related to fan gossip?

20, with readership of 1 million

5

What percentage of films were made in Hollywood in the 1930s and 1940s?

90%

6

What was the budgeting for films during the 1920s and 1930s?

B list films were $50,000-$100,00 and A List films were $200,000 to $500,000

7

How much was Shirley Temple paid per week in the 1930s?

$5,000

8

The MGM struck a $500,000 deal with which company for actors/actresses to use this company's product on set and during interviews?

Coca-Cola

9

The Motion Picture Production Code was also called the Hays Code. Between which years did movies have to obey by this code?

1930 to 1966

10

In 1929 what was the value of the records sold during this year?

$75 million

11

What was the decrease in record sales between 1921 and 1935?

140 million to 25 million

12

What was the first commercial radio station setup in 1920?

KDKA

13

By 1924 how many commercial radio stations were there?

600

14

NBC, the first national radio station, was setup in which year?

1926

15

The Radio Act of 1927 was setup for what purpose?

To set up federal licensing of radio stations and share the airwaves

16

By 1930 how many people were listening to the sermons delivered by Father Coughlin over radio?

40 million

17

What was the increase in the percentage of radio ownership between 1930 and 1950?

39% to 91%

18

What was the increase in the percentage of households taking a newspaper between 1920 and 1950?

27.8% to 53.8%

19

In which year did Eisenhower use TV as part of his campaign?

1952

20

Which TV broadcaster aired the Nixon-Kennedy debates in 1960?

CBS

21

What was the decrease in theatre attendance between 1950 and 1980?

55 million to 20 million

22

What was the increase in the percentage of TV ownership between 1950 and 1980?

9% to 98%

23

What percentage of TV was recorded live between 1950 and 1960?

80% to 36%

24

The 1967 Public Broadcasting Act setup which organisations?

Corporation For Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

25

When did PBS produce Sesame Street?

1969

26

In the 1970s the TV show M*A*S*H was produced. Which war was this based around?

The Korean War

27

Give an example of a TV show that popularised political satire between 1968 and 1973?

Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In

28

Which New York newspaper was the first tabloid format newspaper?

Daily News

29

What was the name of Ed Murrow's new series on CBS in 1951?

See it Now

30

Give an example of two crises that were covered by live news coverage

Cuban Missile Crisis, the Apollo Moon Landing and the Watergate hearings