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What was the impact of radio and the movies in the 1920s? |

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The advent of radio and movies in the 1920s was to help the emerging mass consumer culture which was part of the time period.  The development of these mediums served as outlets for individuals to partake in escapism and understand the full dimensions of fame and celebrity, both of which were acquiring greater significance throughout the decade.  In a setting where individual exploits were being reported by multiple outlets and the fascination with these endeavors began to develop into a full blown industry, the growth of films and radio helped to satiate the desire to partake in the glory and folly of fame, and the rise and fall of the celebrity.

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