Berkeley was a film director/choreographer, famed for his kaleidoscopic, surrealistic dance numbers. Populated by a cast of thousands, these extravagant routines were designed to make audiences forget Old Man Depression, and they did. Some sample Berkeley productions, below.
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Now, the movie parody, entitled THINGS BUSBY BERKELEY HASN'T DONE IN DANCE ROUTINES, which ran in the Daily News in July, 1935. The writer is John Chapman, and the piece from "Mainly about Manhattan," his popular daily column in the News.