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Jeanine Basinger Pt 2

March 5, 2020

In this episode of Inquiry, we continue our conversation with JEANINE BASINGER about her book “THE MOVIE MUSICAL!” Basinger is the founder of the Department of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and curator of the cinema archives there. Tonight we talk about the early years of the movie musical and the contributions of Ernst Lubitsch, Rouben Mamoulian, Fred Astaire, and Busby Berkeley to the art of the movie musical.