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Who’s in the Money? The Great Depression, Musicals and Hollywood’s New Deal

In this thought-provoking discussion we investigate a story of artistic innovation, financial survival and political intrigue.

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Total runtime 100min

Warner Bros were among President Franklin Roosevelt’s key supporters in 1932. Yet they violated regulations and undermined his ‘New Deal’ during the Great Depression, at a time when three musicals – 42nd Street, Gold Diggers of 1933, Footlight Parade – redefined the genre and reflected Hollywood’s labour struggles. Join author and King’s College senior lecturer, Harvey Cohen, to investigate a story of artistic innovation, financial survival, and political intrigue.

David Somerset

Tickets £6.50.

See the screening of Gold Diggers of 1933, which follows this talk.


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