Designing the Movies: GOLD DIGGERS OF 1933 (1933) on 35mm!
At the height of the Great Depression, a secretly wealthy aspiring composer falls in love with a chorus girl and helps to finance a new production. In this quintessential pre-Code musical the narrative is female driven and has plenty of double entendres, with extravagant escapist sets and kaleodoscopic musical numbers directed, staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley.
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ABOUT THE MOVIE
USA 1933 97mins
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy
Starring Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee and Ginger Rogers
Costume design by Orry-Kelly, Art direction by Anton Grot
ABOUT THE SERIES
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ABOUT ELIZABETH SEMMELHACK
Elizabeth Semmelhack is senior curator at the
Semmelhack has been a consultant for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and has guest curated a number of exhibitions. She has also written many books, most recently
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