History of Pop Culture

Pop Culture in the 1920’s

The 1920’s introduced pop culture into the American lifestyle. Pop culture during the 1920’s introduced society to things such as the flapper, automobiles, jazz music, movies, and nightclubs. It was the end of World war I and people in the twenties reflected a new era od prosperity and freedom.


Pop Culture in the 1940’s

The 1940’s saw it’s rise in music and sports, however society suffered through the Great Depression. Although, fashion had settled down and people were going to the theatres less due to financial problems, music was still very popular and uplifted people’s spirts.


Pop Culture in the 1960s

Sex, love, and rock & roll was the way of life during the 1960’s. People used pop culture as a sense of escape from government atrocities, protests, war and violence. Bands and musicians such The Rolling Stones, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, and Elvis Presley gained major popularity. Cinema in the 1960’s reflected the decade of fun, fashion, and rock & roll, and social changes.


Pop Culture in the 1980’s

The Cold War ended and the Berlin Wall fell. The 1980’s saw an upheaval in comedy movies. Bright colored accessories like sunglasses, bangles and hoop earrings were a necessity. The 80’s produced some of our most iconic films to date. From E.T. to Goonies to Freddy Krueger, there was something for every age group


Pop Culture Today

Pop culture has evolved tremendously throughout the decades. Fashion is whatever we want it to be. Technology has created a society obsessed with social media. We now have reality television, YouTube celebrities, music videos, not to forget everything is touch screen.


Future Predictions

We predict that pop culture will be completely technologically based. Technology will be even more advanced than ever and will dominate everything.61h1vt5ppyl 1970s-collage 20160210_nerdistnews_harrypottercursedchild_1x1 addams_gomez5

11 thoughts on “History of Pop Culture

  1. I think that you have failed to note that the British Invasion was a crucial aspect of the American zeitgeist in the 1960s, creating many of the bands you chose to mention. British bands such as the Beatles – considered one of the greatest bands of all time – created the American music scene of the 60s and today. Furthermore, you failed to note the developments of a pop culture surrounding strict family life in the 1950s which the 60s was a direct response to. Regardless, you did an alright job I guess.

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  2. I’d like to use this in a virtual essay about pop culture and was wondering who the author of this article if you will is.

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