Friday, September 24, 2021

And now for something completely different

This is "The Fleet's In," a 1936 piece commissioned as part of the New Deal.  After only a few weeks on display, the Navy Secretary had it removed . . . and installed for a time in his home.  There's so much going on here that I don't know where to start.  The blonde man in the suit is trying to pick up the Marine and offering him a cigarette over a passed out buddy.  The two sailors at right seem more interested in each other than the floozies in front of them.  And then there's an old lady at far left.


1 comment:

  1. I love this one! The action is fun, and the colours are cheerful and bright.