Exhibitions/ Art Object

"Lullaby of Broadway" from "Gold Diggers of 1935"

Artist:
Unknown (American)
Date:
1935
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
19.0 x 24.5 cm (7 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.142
Not on view
Busby Berkeley's choreography for the show-stopping "Lullaby of Broadway" in The Gold Diggers of 1935 is famous for the jazzy complexity and precision tap dancing of one hundred performers in simultaneous movement. The stars of the film, Dick Powell and Wini Shawm are the only patrons in the lavish nightclub portrayed in this publicity still.
Inscription: Inscribed on negative, recto LR of print: "GD-164"; carbon impression of typed inscription on paper affixed to print, verso CR [sideways]: "Lullaby of Broadway number in Golddiggers of 1935 GD 164";
[Tom Jacobson gift to Waddell, March 1981]; John C. Waddell

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

The first film directed and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. (Warner Brothers) "Dick Powell and Wini Shaw, the only patrons in a lavish night club watch 100 dancers tap their hearts out." (Sennett, Hollywood Musicals)
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