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America 1930-1939: Fashion Research Article from American Decades

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New York department store Bonwit Teller hired Spanish painter Salvador Dali to design a group of its store windows, marking the influence of Surrealism on American fashion.

Lewis Gannett, conservationist, was one of the earliest critics of the automobile's impact on national parks, complaining in 1937 that "the floor of Yosemite is an amusement park, as crowded a city as New York's Central Park. . . . Nothing in America is less wild than . . . Yosemite Valley."

Noting the growing dependence on the car in Los Angeles, critic Douglas Haskell commented in Architectural Record in 1937 that "Los Angeles is a city built on the automobile as Boston was built on the sailing ship. It appears to the casual view as a series of parking lots interspersed with buildings."

In 1934 entrepreneur Richard M. Hollingshead Jr., with help from Willis Warren Smith, formed Park-In Theaters, a chain of drive-in...

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