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Fascinatin' Rhythm: The Jazz Age Ends (1929-1931), 10/17/20


Episode #2042

It didn’t take long for Flaming Youth to find themselves on bread lines. Once the market crashed and the Depression spread, the flapper disappeared in no more time than it took her sheik to swallow a goldfish. By the end of 1929 into the 1930s, you still heard songs left over from the Twenties, but a new note of desperation begins to creep in.