Blah blah blah a book by it’s cover…

This one is fascinating, and I happen to love the cover – Mr. Berkeley (who staged and choreographed “Gold Diggers of 1933”) on the set before the earthquake hit (one of the drawbacks of life in LA). To find out what happened you’ll have to read the book.

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  1. November 16, 2012

    Very well said: art deco in motion. I never once thought of it that way. Lovely.

    • November 17, 2012

      I should have also mentioned surreal – some of his numbers get very wild…

  2. November 16, 2012

    Ah yes the one that gave Long Beach a real tumble…and shook up everyone but W.C. Fields.

  3. Jeffrey Spivak
    November 28, 2012

    I happen to love the cover too. I selected it among hundreds of images. Buzz called the staircase a flowing ribbon and that suits it to a tee.

    Thank you for the nice words.

    Jeffrey Spivak (author “Buzz: The LIfe and Art of Busby Berkeley”)

    • November 28, 2012

      Thank you, Jeffrey!
      Your book was handed to me by a production designer friend – fascinating read.

  4. December 1, 2013

    This is a new book? An older book? How on earth did this escape my notice?!

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