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British - Are They Artistic?
British - Are They Artistic?

British - Are They Artistic? 1948

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British - Are They Artistic? 1948

21 mins United Kingdom

From penny-dreadfuls to Shakespeare, peep shows to opera glasses! This fascinating 1948 issue of the news cinemagazine 'This Modern Age' traces the changing fortunes of arts engagement and appreciation in Britain - from popular culture to the 'high' arts. It shows how the public revival of interest in the arts as a means of escape from wartime realities was boosted in peacetime by increases in state-funding through bodies such as CEMA (the Committee for Encouragement of Music and the Arts) and the Arts Council.

Featuring

Robert Donat

Charles B. Cochran

Norman Collins

Genres

Documentary

Tags

Arts

Collection

The Arts on Film

Released

1948

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

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