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Poster - Something to Sing About

Something to Sing About

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (printed)

  • Date:

    1937 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour offset lithograph

  • Museum number:


  • 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)


1937 (printed)


Unknown (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Colour offset lithograph


Height: 1042 mm, Width: 685 mm

Descriptive line

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




Colour lithography

Subjects depicted

Bands (ensembles)


Entertainment & Leisure; Posters; Film and Cinema


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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