speaking of paid labor
I just posted this rambling thing about American Apparel over at Dr. Mabuse.
If it generates any interest there, I ought to be sure to mention that it was inspired by a post at Chapati Mystery, where sepoy links to a handy news article on the company. And by the new American Apparel store I saw in Oakland the other day. And the title of the post? Inspired by Mr. Theodore Dreiser, one very strange fellow.
See An American Tragedy (von Sternberg, 1931)
And A Place in the Sun (Stevens, 1951)
You know who else wrote an essay on the company? Mr. Gladwell. I'm not feeling quite up to reading it right now, but you might be. Lemme know.
And, what do you know, it IS about film. The Oakland American Apparel store, in Pittsburgh, in the old Kings Court movie theater and police station. At least they found a use for that now strangely joyless ex-pleasure palace.
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