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The Twentieth Century - The Creative Thirties Retrospecti...

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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:00:24 - 01:00:32
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LS a dramatic crowd scene from a performance of Macbeth set as an uprising in Haiti, with black actors. MS 3 crazed looking women with wreaths on their heads; one puts a man's head (obviously fake) onto the tip of a spear!

The Twentieth Century - The Creative Thirties Retrospecti...

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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:01:08 - 01:01:38
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U.S. Depression scenes: unemployed men in line for food or work. CU/MS man scrounges through garbage. Truck with sign on side "New York Hunger Marchers Greet the Workers"; lists several cities such as Jersey City, Newark, Philly, DC, Baltimore, etc.; "Carry on the Fight for Relief!" Shot of people standing around in street, some with signs.

The Twentieth Century - The Creative Thirties Retrospecti...

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494632_1_6
Yes
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:01:38 - 01:03:23
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Scenes from plays, incl. African-American cast in white costumes, in an opera by Gertrude Stein and Virgil Thompson, "Four Saints in Three Acts." Martha Graham dance troupe performance - Graham with chorus of women in stark costumes. MS/CU a moving mobile (kinetic sculpture). MCU the artist Alexander Calder at workshop. CU Composer Aaron Copland in a restaurant eating lunch and reading newspaper. MLS people looking at WPA mural in public building. LS ext U.S. Capitol Building. President Franklin D. Roosevelt arriving in open car to public event; people waiting. CU FDR speaking on the legacy to future generations: " a decent land to live in and a decent form of government to operate under."

The Twentieth Century - The Creative Thirties Retrospecti...

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494632_1_7
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:03:23 - 01:03:38
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Tracking shot city in summertime; people on sidewalks. Low ang shot women pedestrians walking. MS Men sit on benches reading newspapers.

The Twentieth Century - The Creative Thirties Retrospecti...

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494632_1_8
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1960  (Estimated Year)
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01:03:38 - 01:04:04
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Literary critic Maxwell Geismar speaks on 30s as an exciting time for American art / literature; says Thomas Wolfe the typical writer of the Depression.

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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:04:34 - 01:05:15
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Geismar quotes Wolfe on the Great Depression. Shots of "Okies", homeless people; men climb out of a cave like primitive dwelling of bricks, rocks, etc. MS people sit on ground eating. People in a line. Men sitting in a row (on curb?) MS man on bench slumped forward, asleep or passed out. Another long line of men on a city street, with signs for Loans, a Technicolor movie sign in BG. Police dispersing a crowd from steps of govt building. MS man arguing with cops; his friends pull him away. MS / CU soup line in a vacant lot. CU young man eating.

The Twentieth Century - The Creative Thirties Retrospecti...

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Yes
United States
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1960  (Estimated Year)
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01:05:15 - 01:05:26
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Literary critic Maxwell Geismar.

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494632_1_13
Yes
United States
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:06:07 - 01:06:20
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MCU street sign "E.16. UNION SQ. W." Hi ang GV pan on crowd at demonstration; there are many different signs seems to be a conglomeration of leftist /pacifist interests. Workers Cultural Federation, "All War Funds for Unemployed", "ILO Fights Imperialist War ." Some sign mentions Pilsudski . CUs news articles about 400 'revolutionary writers' attending Congress of American Writers in 1935.

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494632_1_14
Yes
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1960  (Estimated Year)
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01:06:20 - 01:06:30
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Literary critic Maxwell Geismar.

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494632_1_16
Yes
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1960  (Estimated Year)
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01:06:37 - 01:07:27
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Literary critic Maxwell Geismar.

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494632_1_18
Yes
United States
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:08:01 - 01:08:15
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High ang pan over city rooftops - Chicago? Tenements with laundry hanging outdoors. MCU toddler sits on fire escape; mother leaning out window.

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494632_1_19
Yes
United States
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:08:15 - 01:08:42
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LS truck approaches, followed by a bunch of children; on its side says "Portable Theatre 5 for the City of New York. Federal Theatre Project. MCU girls and boys watching show, some eating ice cream bars. MS clowns entertaining kids. VS kids watching comedy show.

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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:08:42 - 01:09:29
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VS sculptors at work in workshop. MCU man cleaning a painting. CU/ MS artist making a stained glass picture. MLS woman artist painting mural portrait of Native American. MSs Thomas Hart Benton drawing sketch, painting. MS Philip Evergood mixing paint on palette. CU Evergood painting. CU Chaim Gross. CU Gross' hand sketching face of woman. CU woman (his model?) smoking. MCU Gross chiseling a rough bust.

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494632_1_21
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:09:29 - 01:10:07
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LS African-American choral group led by Juanita Hall, sing around a piano. Library of Congress field recording of blues musicians: guitarist and harmonica player performing outside a garage, with mike stand set up beside them; in FG is the man making recording. CU musician singing. CU portable turntable recording device.

The Twentieth Century - The Creative Thirties Retrospecti...

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494632_1_22
Yes
United States
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:10:07 - 01:10:51
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Federal Theatre Project. CU spotlights in front of sign "Ready! Aim! Fire! Musical Comedy World Premiere." MS Hallie Flanagan, head of the Federal Theatre Project, talking to man and woman in office. Scenery painters at work etc. MS women workers in costume shop. MS Sinclair Lewis sits outdoors with little boy, reading from his play "It Can't Happen Here". Shot of this play advertised on marquee of Repertory Theatre of Boston "Federal Theatre Presents. It Can't Happen Here"

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494632_1_23
Yes
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:10:51 - 01:11:15
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LS scene from It Can't Happen Here, in which officers come to a home looking for 'subversive' literature - - including Dickens!

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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:11:15 - 01:11:24
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CUs show bills of plays, circus etc. from Federal Theatre Project. Narrator says the Theatre's basic purpose was " to keep actors from starving."

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494632_1_25
Yes
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1960  (Estimated Year)
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01:11:24 - 01:11:58
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CU producer/ actor John Houseman, talks about Negro Federal Theatre Project's production of Macbeth, staged by a very young Orson Welles.

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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:12:06 - 01:12:51
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Scenes from Negro Federal Theatre Project's production of MacBeth, this version of Macbeth was set as a revolt in Haiti. MLS pan on white audience watching. More of play - duel scene.

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1960  (Estimated Year)
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01:12:51 - 01:14:03
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CU John Houseman talking; says many people who are now (1962) successful in show biz were involved in Federal Theatre Project.

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494632_1_30
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:16:26 - 01:16:32
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Nighttime traveling shot POV driver on city street with lots of bright lights, Minksy's Gaiety, Automat, Camels, Chevrolet. Pedestrians on street w/ bright signs.

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Yes
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:16:32 - 01:16:44
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Scenes from Norman Bel Geddes' staging of "Hamlet", with Raymond Massey and Celia Johnson.

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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:16:44 - 01:17:38
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MS George Gershwin at the piano, with band, playing "I Got Rhythm". Elaborate theatre front, signs include moving figure of Benny Goodman, sign for Mae West, "Broadway's Greatest 2 For 1 Show", etc. High ang view from side box of Benny Goodman and band on stage. CU of trombone slides. CU drums. MLS girls dancing in aisle of theatre. (jazz, swing) MS couple dancing as others watch. LS 2 black guys doing a jitterbug style dance amidst crowd. CU a woman singing along with music.

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494632_1_33
Yes
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:17:38 - 01:18:39
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Woman turns on radio. Radio Tower antenna. Major Bowes Amateur Hour. MS 1 man band. CU announcer hits WHN metal sign; speaks: "Around, around she goes; where she stops nobody knows". CU 2 old men singing duet; they are 'gonged'. MS radio engineer in studio. MCU board with dials, buttons, gauges, LS radio stage, talent looking at scripts.

The Twentieth Century - The Creative Thirties Retrospecti...

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Yes
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1960  (Estimated Year)
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01:18:39 - 01:18:46
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John Houseman speaks about radio.

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494632_1_36
Yes
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1960  (Estimated Year)
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01:19:07 - 01:19:18
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John Houseman speaks about radio.

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494632_1_37
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:19:18 - 01:19:28
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MLS library patrons stand at tall tables between rows of card catalogues, they are looking things up in card catalogue drawers. MS women reading books on park bench. MS men and women reading in a public library.

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494632_1_39
Yes
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:19:51 - 01:19:56
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Good shots of library users.

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494632_1_41
Yes
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:20:05 - 01:21:12
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Crowd around American airplane with "Gone with the Wind Atlanta Premiere" painted on side, bringing stars to the event. Stars descend from plane. CU Vivien Leigh. Shots of parade through Atlanta. High ang view of Loews Grand Theatre, with spotlights, crowd. CU spot-lit poster of Scarlett & Rhett. CU Clark Gable speaks, says he wants to see GWTW 'the same as you do. This is Margaret Mitchell's night (CU Mitchell) and the City of Atlanta's night." He asks that the fans leave him alone so he too can see Gone with the Wind as a spectator. High angle GV over crowd. MCU Greta Garbo surrounded by press, laughing. CU Shirley Temple.

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494632_1_43
Yes
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1930  (Estimated Year)
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01:22:30 - 01:22:46
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Big sign "Jobless Men Keep Going / We Can't Take Care of Our Own - Chamber of Commerce." CU sign in shop window "Relief Checks Cashed" People in line for unemployed. Crowd in the city, demonstration.

The Twentieth Century - The Creative Thirties Retrospecti...

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Yes
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1960  (Estimated Year)
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01:22:46 - 01:23:31
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Dwight McDonald.

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494632_1_45
Yes
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1938  (Estimated Year)
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01:23:31 - 01:24:23
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Anti-war rally on college campus. Men and women speakers; signs like "War is Hell. Who Wants to Go to Hell?", "War is stupid" Aerials of NYC with planes in formation over city. Newspapers re German invasion of Poland. MCU people at newsstand. LS people stand on street looking up to watch moving electrical headlines. Var shots people on street looking worried. Narration leads in to start of WW2.