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Entertainment shaping the builder generation

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It is unclear what the earliest of humans did for recreation or enjoyment. Biblical accounts in the Garden of Eden make no reference to entertainment aside from having a day of rest. Secular accounts of man seem to agree that entertainment did not have major significance in one’s lifestyle. Yet over the years generations have developed recreational and sensory entertainment to provide relief from the stress and rigors of work.

The builder / traditionalist generation left its mark on the world of entertainment with these items that help shape the content of their character.

  • Swing dance.
  • Big bands.
  • Bing Crosby.
  • Bob Hope.
  • Kate Smith.
  • Frank Sinatra.
  • Duke Ellington.
  • Mickey Mouse.
  • Charlie McCarthy.
  • Tarzan.
  • “What’s My Line”, radio and television series.
  • The Lone Ranger.
  • Flash Gordon.
  • Transition from radio to television.

From a series on generational cultures from Used by permission. For further information about generational cultures or other cultures visit their website.

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