Throughout the 20th Century, every decade had its ‘cultural hotspots’; locations on the globe that went forth to grab the cultural imagination, informing everything from movies to music, fashion to homeware, advertising, typography, etc. Howard Carter’s 1922 discovery of Tutankhamen’s tomb ignited a veritable frenzy for Ancient Egypt, with even Palmolive soap promising to deliver “The Cleopatra Effect”, and how could King Kong have reached his mammoth height had it not been for the ‘30s craze for Africa?
Moving decade by decade, Professor Amanda Hallay invites you to turn off your electronic devices, put your seats in the upright position, and fasten your seat belts for a cultural journey through the 20th Century, with layovers at all the destinations that inspired its pop culture.
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