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Who’s In The Money?

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We are delighted to announce the publication of Dr Harvey Cohen’s new book Who’s In The Money? The Great Depression Musicals and Hollywood’s New Deal. Published by the Edinburgh University Press, his monograph outlines the history of the Warner Brothers musicals during 1933 and their political, historical and cultural connections -on and offscreen- with the newly-elected U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his New Deal.

Using newly unearthed primary sources, Cohen examines the bitter yet little-known struggle to create a National Recovery Administration (NRA) code of practice for the motion picture industry and at the same time shows how studio moguls sought to curtail workers’ salaries and rights.

Over the next few months Harvey will be talking about this research -and promoting the book- in Hollywood, Oxford, New York, Washington, and the University of Southern California. We’ll be reporting on that in future blogs.

Harvey G Cohen is a Senior Lecturer in Culture, Media and Creative Industries.  For more information, on the book, go to:

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