Brighton Beach Memoirs

The Great Depression

The Great Depression started in 1929 and ended in late 1930's it was the longest depression of 20th century. It started with the United States when the stocks fell in September 4, 1929. The depression affected a lot of people rich and poor, cities all over were hit hard even more the ones who depended on industry. Farming communities suffered when crop prices fell, mining and logging suffered the most. Some places started to recover from the depression in the mid 1930's. The negative effects lasted until the start of World War II.

Colleges in the 1930's

Tuition in 1930's was $450. The cost of room, board and and books was combined 1,000. The differences between colleges back then and now is the cost of it, back in the day the tuition not even half of what it is today. Also the cost of the rooms, books and the board were cheap.

Stan's Apology Letter

Dear Mr. Stroheim,

You should hire me back because I'm a hard worker. I feel that no one in the store works as hard as me. Also I'm always there on time and I even stay extra hours if yoy ask me to.

I have never disrespected you except for that one day. I treat you with so much respect, I'm so sorry for losing my cool so fast.

I am truly sorry from the bottom of my heart. I feel that wasn't the way to handle the situation. I'm sorry Mr. Stroheim please give me another chance.

Broadway Show

The story of the film is interspersed with dance numbers choreographed by Gene Kelly and set to Gershwin's music. The climax of the film is "The American in Paris" ballet, a 16 minute dance featuring Kelly and Caron set to Gershwin's An American In Paris. The ballet alone cost more than $500,000.

Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, including Best Musical

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