Take a Step Back in Time

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In the 1930s, high culture influenced pop culture. It offered an escape into the high and exotic life. Movie stars like Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, and Fred Astaire offered an escape from the harshness of life. Jazz was still the popular form of music, but it advanced into Big Bands, jazz orchestras that played in a ballroom while people would dance to them. The bleak economic situation closed the gap between high and pop culture. 

In the 1930s, high culture influenced pop culture. It offered an escape into the high and exotic life. Movie stars like Ginger Rogers, Cary Grant, and Fred Astaire offered an escape from the harshness of life. Jazz was still the popular form of music, but it advanced into Big Bands, jazz orchestras that played in a ballroom while people would dance to them. The bleak economic situation closed the gap between high and pop culture. 

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