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Life in the Thirties [VHS]

4.9 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews


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Product Details

  • Format: Black & White, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: E1 Entertainment
  • VHS Release Date: February 3, 1995
  • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: 6303402445
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #698,775 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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This was originally a chapter in the excellent Project Twenty series on television 45 years ago. It is a magnificent look at a decade that included the depression, the Roosevelt years, the labor strife, and the gathering storm clouds in Europe. Beautifully narrated by the the most mellifluous voice of Alexander Scourby. The last five minutes while Scourby narrates the end of an era over images of the 1939 New York World's Fair and the music of the "September Song" is overwhelming (especially for anyone over 70). There isn't any television like this nowadays. A treasure.
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I'm a College-level economics instructor, so I LOVE using the first 2/3 of this video to demonstrate the political, economic, and social history of this era!

It is truly a fabulous educational tool that can be used over and over again for macro or entry-level survey students. For example, it can be used to place the current economic downturn (the worst since '83) into greater context.
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This is an excellent production and shows the real facts about the depression of the 1930's. Like all the Project XX Specials it shows situations as they were.
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I was a child during this period of time and did not fully experience the impact of the depression. I remember my father coming home to tell my mother that we had no money. His business had gone into the hands of the receiver and the bank with our savings had closed its doors. My parents were living in a duplex which was quickly converted into a four plex. It was poor timing on my part to have been born in 1932 and when my father went to pay the hospital for my arrival when told it would cost at least $100. he told them all he had was 50.00 and when they said that was not nearly enough his retort was to accept the money or "keep the kid". They accepted the money. Being that young I did not realize the struggle my parents went through. My father borrowed enough money from his mother who did not believe in banks to get his business back and my mother taught piano lessons. They earned enough money to purchase a house for $400. from the Federal Marshal who offered it if the purchaser would inhabit it and continue the payments. They found out later it was available as a result of a bootlegging murder on he premises. This was one of the last programs narrated by the master narrator Alexander Scourby. It concluded with the New York World's fair and the visit to the US by the King and Queen of England. The present Queen was not present as her parents thought she was to young.
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As a retired High School history teacher this is one of the films I always used when covering the Great Depression. Alexander Scourby who could make a phone book sound interesting does marvelous narration from Herb Morrison's frantic description of the Hindenburg explosion to Joe Louis knocking out Max Schmelling and the ins and outs of the New Deal, Will Rogers and a great set of archive films of the New York World's Fair and vintage music of the era captured by Robert Russell Bennett it is a great, though brief hour of an amazing decade.
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