Music in the Southern United States (1930-1940)

What effect did Prohibition on American the food and dining habits in the 1920's?
"When Prohibition went into effect in America on January 16, 1920, it did more than stop thelegal sale of alcoholic beverages in our country...[it] increased the production of soft drinks, puthundreds of restaurants and hotels out of business, spurred the growth of tea rooms andcafeterias, and destroyed the last vestiges of fine dining in the United States...Hotels tried toreclaim some of their lost wine and spirit profits by selling candy and soda pop The fruit cocktailcup, often garnished with marshmallows or sprinkled with powdered sugar, took the place ofoysters on the half shell with champagne and a dinner party opener....The American wine industry,unable to sell its wines legally, quickly turned its vinyards over to juice grapes.

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1930s Johnny Mercer had his first hit, "Lazy Bones," in 1933

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[NOTE: Trader Vic's made Polynesian food very popular in the1960s.]Casual buffets, American style
Skillet Chicken Supper: Chicken in jiffy tomato sauce, buttered broccoli, fruit platter, hotFrench bread, refrigerator cheese pie, hot coffee.Party-best Buffet:: Tomato refresher, beef Stroganoff, yellow rice, ambrosia molds, crisprelishes, brown-and-serve hard rolls, pink confetti pie or easy chocolate eclairs, coffee."
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"Though the depression did not have any immediate impact or obvious effects on Americancookery--the food sections of popular magazines never mentioned the terrible plight of many oftheir readers and only occasionally ran a feature on economical meals--still the effects were there,subtle but pervasive...when, and if, Americans did eat out in the 1930s, it was much more likely tobe at an inexpensive place, serving familiar, American food, than at a fancy restaurant.

Music in the Southern United States (1930-1940). 1930s Johnny Mercer had his first hit, "Lazy Bones," in 1933. He published 701 songs, had 90 film credits, starred in 6 Broadway Musicals, received 4 Academy Awards from 15 nominations, had 37 Hit Parade songs of which 13 were #1, and he founded Capitol Records.

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