News Reel: Entertainment News

Uploaded on Sunday 23 January 2011


This News Reel features an odd story about a man who can play songs using only his hands. It is entertaining to watch just to get a sense of 1930s America and what sort of novelty stories were deemed news worthy. It is also fascinating to consider this story in relation to what our modern media understandings have become. To contrast it with the celebrity gossip and trends towards “entertainment news” of today uncovers—for some—a growing concern about the media.


Language: English

Length: 1:33

Country: United States

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News Reel: Entertainment News by Mike Rotella is licensed under a Creative Commons Public Domain 3.0 License.