Monday, October 15, 2012


“A Look Back In Time – Part 1”

Romans 5:1 “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

 Welcome back! Today I plan to continue my series on lifestyle of the 1940’s. I hope you are enjoying reading my posts so far about this topic and I plan to continue in such fashion for a few more days.

Today we will be looking into Pastimes of the 1940’s


 

Bowling

In our area one of the more popular hangouts was the bowling alley, or bowling lane. Kids, couples, and adults had their ‘bowling night’, it seemed, and even formed leagues in the area.

 

Movies

Maybe one of the more popular outings for anyone to attend was the picture shows (as they called them) or movies as we call them today.

Movies such as: Walt Disney’s Pinocchio and Fantasia was released together in 1940, Yankee Doodle Dandy in 1942, my favorite-Holiday Inn staring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire also in 1942, The Bells of St. Mary’s in 1945, The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and Miracle on 34th Street in 1947. Some of my other favorites from the 1940’s include, Abbot and Costello’s Buck Privates, Meet Frankenstein, and the infamous ‘Who’s on First” skit. The movie Arsenic and Old Lace also made its debut in 1944.

For an average of $0.25 an individual could purchase one movie ticket in 1940.

Often, during World War II, the theatres would roll reels of footage from combat areas before the cartoon and movie began. Sometimes the footage and images of war were not well accepted by the public.

 

 

Did You Know?

By the end of the war 5,000 televisions sets were in U.S. homes. It had a screen size of just 5 inches, and of course, was in black and white.

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