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.

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