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Poster - Something to Sing About

Something to Sing About

  • Object:

    Poster

  • Place of origin:

    United States (printed)

  • Date:

    1937 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:

    E.983-1979

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This poster advertises the film Something to Sing About (1937), starring James Cagney and directed by Victor Schertzinger. By the 1930s it was said that Hollywood possessed 'more stars than Heaven itself', and the stars' images dominated film posters, as Cagney's does here. Since the film's story concerned a New York band leader who goes to Hollywood, the depiction of the band and its music gives clues to the narrative.

Physical description

Colour offset lithograph poster for the film 'Something to Sing About'.

Place of Origin

United States (printed)

Date

1937 (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph

Dimensions

Height: 1042 mm, Width: 685 mm

Descriptive line

Poster advertising the film 'Something to Sing About', starring James Cagney. USA, 1937.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Bands (ensembles)

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Posters; Film and Cinema

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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