In Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey, movies and the movie theater in town play an important role in the story. Josephine and Samuel went to the movies on a regular basis to escape the reality of the Depression, and then Josephine meets Ethan at the movie theater. Her dates with Samuel at the movie theater helped solidify her relationship with him, and then her trips to the movie theater by herself helped her escape boredom.
Going to the movies during the Great Depression, surprisingly, was a popular activity.
A popular movie during the Great Depression was Gold Diggers – 1933. Starring Warren William and Joan Blondell, Gold Diggers also featured the popular song “The Gold Diggers Song (We’re In The Money)”. Joan Blondell sings “We’re in the Money” in this clip from YouTube.
Another popular movie during the Depression era by the same producer was 42nd Street.
King Kong, the Marx Brothers in Duck Soup, Ecstasy, and The Invisible Man were also hits at the box office in 1933.
What did Josephine and Samuel watch? Maybe King Kong or The Invisible Man.
What was showing when Josephine met Ethan? Josephine probably couldn’t tell you! 😉