By 1945, every country either had its own psychoanalytic tradition or was aware of the lack of one. And as Freud’s ideas were increasingly being adapted to national concerns, they were also being molded in response to institutional needs and to interpretations by dominant figures. In America, many prominent intellectuals and professionals had been analyzed, and some were talking publicly about their psychoanalyses. Entertainers routinely joked about their personal experiences and mimicked the analysts’ German accents—at the same time familiarizing the public with the psychoanalytic process. Psychoanalysis had come of age.