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New Deal escapism

1930's movies, music, radio, literature and art

Kathleen Bullard

on 21 March 2012

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Escapism of the 1930's
Bob Hope
Jack Benny
The Lone Ranger
The Shadow Knows
Will Rogers
When the Martians Landed in NJ
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
What were they looking for?
How does that relate to the 1930's
Folk Singers speaking for the people
In a sweeping panorama, the three panels tell the history of the name of California. The two side panels portray important flags that have flown over the state. The central panel shows the history and development of the state through the Spanish Mexican and American eras. Realistic figures trace the state’s history, and vivid, colorful images illustrate the state’s unique natural beauty and resources.
"Dorothea Lange's images serve as witness to the plight of hundreds of thousands of Americans who migrated westward in search of work, food, and money during the Great Depression. Her iconic photography, including several previously unpublished images from her archive at the Oakland Museum of California, is studied here with a depth and scope unavailable in any other volume." Dorothea Lange: The Heart and Mind of a Photographer puts into perspective a life devoted to humanity and sheds new light on a body of work that broadened the horizons of photography even as it served a public purpose. Essays and recollections by Pierre Borhan, A. D. Coleman, Ralph Gibson, and Sam Stourdze accompany the photographs.
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