We're back in the pre-code era this week for a look at Mervyn LeRoy and Busby Berkeley's hit musical Gold Diggers of 1933.
Join in as we discuss our favorite Berkeley parodies, the Gold Diggers franchise, connections to 42nd Street, the Blazing Saddles TV show, and the making of a movie about the Great Depression while the United States was still in its throes.
Plus: How old is Lawrence supposed to be? Does this movie hate chorus girls? How strictly was Prohibition enforced? Will Amazon include the chimpanzee episode in its League of Their Own series? And, most importantly, what's the deal with the murderous, perverted, roller-skating baby in "Pettin' in the Park"?
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Next week: Bringing Up Baby (1938)
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