Going To The Pictures

The Hollywood Influence on British Cinema Goers

Through the memories of cinema going we have recorded for the project, many people have commented on the growing influence that America had upon British society through the cinema.

A lot of films shown in the cinema during the 30’s to the 60’s were made in America. This was known as the Golden Age of Hollywood, American films dominated world cinema, the studios had the money and developed talent to build up a powerful and influential industry.

American fashions, attitudes and behavior influenced many cinema goers. Styles of the stars were copied wherever possible, from the clothes the stars wore, to their copy-cat hairstyles and even replicating the way they smoked.