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Swinging Sixties Secretaries & Sexual Harassment: The 1967 Movie Musical That First Confronted It

Sometimes a catchy tune can say it better than editorials or protest rallies. Among the most revelations about Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment towards women who worked for him or auditioned for a role in one of his films,… Read More ›

Thanks to Presidents Giving Us Turkey Day & Pictures of First Family Thanksgivings

It’s often posited that how a President and his family live in the White House not only reflects contemporary Pop Culture but that news about otherwise mundane details of their choices can often lead the nation’s people towards or away… Read More ›

Obama Rescues Campaign Tradition: Vote for President…with the Best Music

In the eleventh hour President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign for a second term seems to have unwittingly saved the grand tradition of campaign music from oblivion. At Obama rallies in Virginia, Ohio and Iowa this week and last, Bruce Springsteen… Read More ›

The First President To Win With Actors: Al Jolson’s 1920 Campaign Song for Harding

George Clooney, fundraising and providing thematic strategy for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign or Clint Eastwood speaking at the convention nominating Mitt Romney: neither story causes a blink in either Hollywood or Washington. Yet preceding even the famous efforts of… Read More ›

The First President Captured on Film: McKinley’s 1896 Campaign Song & Commercial

William McKinley is often seen as an important transitional President – at least to those¬†interested in studying some of the real stories behind the headline version of history. It’s true he didn’t have the charisma or excitable speaking style of… Read More ›

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