Interesting facts about dating in the 1920s
There were many other things that also happened in the film industry during the 1920’s.Teenagers in the 1950's are so iconic that, for some, they represent the last generation of innocence before it is "lost" in the sixties.When asked to imagine this lost group, images of bobbysoxers, letterman jackets, malt shops and sock hops come instantly to mind.Images like these are so classic, they, for a number of people, are "as American as apple pie." They are produced and perpetuated by the media, through films like .Their presence and existence became readily more apparent because they were granted more freedom than previous generations ever were. They were given a chance to redefine the ways things were done in America.One of the conventions they put a new spin on, and consequently revolutionize, is the idea and practice of dating.
Full-length features began to replace short films, and film studios began absorbing smaller ones to create fewer, yet larger and more powerful, companies.Firstly, calling was practiced with the intention of finding a suitable husband for a young lady; whereas, in dating, this was, and still is, not the primary goal.People date because it is "enjoyable, pleasant, and valuable" (Merrill 62), and they thought that they could gain rewarding experiences from it.Because of these entertainment forums, these images will continue to be a pop cultural symbol of the 1950's.After the second World War, teenagers became much more noticeable in America (Bailey 47).