News Reel: Entertainment News
Independent Films, Public Domain, Politics
This News Reel features an odd story about a man who can play songs using only his hands. It is entertaining to watch just to get a sense of 1930s America and what sort of novelty stories were deemed news worthy. It is also fascinating to consider this story in relation to what our modern media understandings have become. To contrast it with the celebrity gossip and trends towards “entertainment news” of today uncovers—for some—a growing concern about the media.
Year of Production: 1933
Country: United States