Tuesday, 8 September 2020


The eponymous volume compiled in 1922 as an anthology by G P Putnam & Sons contextualises and nobly attempts to take down the censorious and puritanical atmosphere that informed the United States throughout not only the era of prohibition but moreover the framework to manage and maintain the domestic motion picture output and throughput. Wallace Irving, Ben Hecht and Dorothy Parker (previously) are among the contributing commentators on the State of the Union.