Hollywood in the 1930's

The 1930s marked the first full decade of sound films in the United States, and Hollywood delivered an extraordinarily rich banquet of cinematic treasures. In this class we'll sample a representative assortment of those riches. We'll revisit the classic comedy of Laurel & Hardy and W.C. Fields, the best of the musical and horror genres, and the explosion of artistry in animated cartoons. We'll witness Hollywood's hard, gritty responses to the Great Depression, and showcase the work of outstanding directors like John Ford and William Wellman. For anyone who cares for sound films as entertainment or as an art form, this course will display Hollywood at its very best

J.B. Kaufman, Film Historian & Author
Cancellation Policy:
We will refund 100% of your registration fee if the class you wish to take is full or if the class is canceled. A student who withdraws a minimum of 24 hours prior to the first class will receive a registration refund less 15%. Failure to attend class does not constitute withdrawal. All withdrawals must be received in writing and postmarked prior to the first class meeting. No refunds will be issued after the first class meeting.

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