Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dancing Like Fred

The Great Depression also brought us what is now considered to be the Golden Age of Hollywood. Those glamorous scenes of Fred and Ginger dancing on air- she in her gorgeous feathered gown, he in his dapper tuxedo with tails-- have generally been viewed as escapist fantasy in a difficult era. But But Morris Dickstein, author of Dancing in the Dark, has a different theory as explained on On the Media.

In this report I especially enjoyed the expression "the proletariat of Oz."