History’s Einav Rabinovitch-Fox comments on a 1930’s musical and the entertainment industry

‘Pins and Needles’ redux: Theater can propel solidarity and score wins for labor 
Washington PostEinav Rabinovitch-Fox, a lecturer in the Department of History, opined discussed how a 1930s musical showed how art can be a tool to advance the collective good. “Although movie stars and screenwriters are not the first professions that come to mind when we think about workers, this is not a new role for the entertainment industry—one of the most organized in the country—to find itself in,” she said. “During the Great Depression, as millions of Americans became unemployed, writers, actors and stage workers stood at the forefront of labor struggles.”