Tuesday, December 30, 2014
WPA Theatre: "Ready!...Aim!...Fire!"
Above: A scene from the WPA production of "Ready! Aim! Fire!" in Los Angeles, 1937. According to the book Furious Improvisation, by author Susan Quinn, "Ready! Aim! Fire!" was a "musical satire on dictatorship" and did very well at the box office. Photo courtesy of the National Archives and the New Deal Network.
Above: A WPA poster promoting "Ready! Aim! Fire!" Image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.