3262008 - 3/26/2008 Musicals/Professional entertainment on...

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Musicals/Professional entertainment on movies have problem of producing mass art appearing as folk art Chorus line as counterpart to Henry Ford's assembly line with mechanistic precision, synchronisation, and regimentation Public found qualities of standardisation/precision/efficiency pleasing aesthetically even when trying to escape same thing in everyday life: Systemised movements pleasing especially if labour behind it is concealed THIRTIES HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS AS DANCES OF THE MACHINE: BERKELEY VS. ASTAIRE Dances illuminate conceptions of relations between work and leisure, production and consumption in 1930s America. Concealment and the Illusion of disclosure in the Thirties Hollywood musical I. "machinery ballet", inspired by assembly lines of detroit automotive Atypical, satire, metallic outfits, marching, acting like machines/robots Machine age, russian constructivist art in 1920s, Jazz singer in 1928…sound! Berkeley is part of exodus to hollywood 1. The Development of the Broadway Revue and the Chorus Line
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2008 for the course HIST 579 taught by Professor Kasson during the Spring '08 term at UNC.

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