Jeanine Basinger is a film historian, professor, writer, and author of the book The Movie Musical.
Leonard and Jessie welcome Jeanine Basinger, perhaps the most influential film teacher of our time. She has shaped the thinking of many of today’s best writers, directors and producers at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. Along the way she has written invaluable books like A Woman’s View: How Hollywood Spoke to Women 1930-1960, The Star Machine, and most recently The Movie Musical!, to name just a few. Most important, she has been a devoted friend to the Maltin family. It’s a pleasure to welcome her to our podcast.
Film historian, founder of the Department of Film Studies at Wesleyan University and the curator of the Wesleyan cinema archives, Jeanine Basinger, joins us to discuss her new book, The Movie Musical!
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Feb 3rd, 1936
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