For example, in the late nineteenth century, Americans embraced "self-made men" such as John D. Ashby describes how history and politics frequently influence mainstream entertainment. Personalities such as elvis presley, Oprah Winfrey, and Michael Jordan are more recognizable to many people than are most elected officials.
Decades later, red foxx and Richard Pryor's profane comedy routines changed American entertainment. By the end of the 1960s, bob dylan introduced the social consciousness of folk music into the rock scene, and The Beatles embraced hippie counter-culture. Rock 'n roll was one such fringe culture; in the 1950s, Elvis blurred gender norms with his androgynous style and challenged conventions of public decency with his sexually-charged performances.
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Educated americans desperately wished to meet European standards of culture and, at the same time, to develop a distinctly American literature and art.
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