Media, Religion

The Devil and Daniel Webster, 1941

This is 1941, when Hollywood apparently still approved of God. “The Devil and Daniel Webster” is a short story written by Stephen Vincent Benet in 1936 for Saturday Evening Post, then in book form in 1937, then this film version in 1941. It’s available…

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2020 election, Media

The More Things Change…

I ran into an interesting book of illustrations from 1942 by an artist named Constantin Ajalov, entitled Conversation Pieces. I did an art piece centered around The New Yorker’s cartoons from World War II, all about the socialite women, who, in the…

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