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Old 10-14-2008, 10:05 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by giovonni View Post
Hi Carrie,
Thanks for bringing back and to our attention this gem of visonary art!
Yes, 1939 was apivotel year, during the 20th century. It represented some of the best and worst, humankind could create. With the World, just coming out of the Great Depression. The Golden Age - in the film industry was in full bloom. That year gave us, 'Gone With The Wind,' 'The Wizard of Oz,' 'Stagecoach,' 'The Grapes of Wrath,' etc..These visionary cartoon productions, (like the posted MGM production), were inexpensive back then to produce. Also, they were a safe way, for these visionary writers and artist, to nudge a sleeping world into reality. It reflected the conflicting and contrasting paths of a new global ideal. With its visions of a wonderful future, such as that, being promoted at the '1939 New York Worlds Fair.' Aganist the backdrop of the reality of the onslaught of a coming World War. It is worth noting, that cartoon, brings us back too that croossroads again today. Wouldn't you agree. giovonni

Yes I agree, what keeps ringing in my head is we in the U.S. teach "history" so that we as this next group of humans do not "repeat it" yet somehow the whole thing keeps on going as it has. Back to a crossroad.

Peace out to all..
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