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Busby Berkeley's Work on DVD

Director and choreographer Busby Berkeley was noted for Hollywood musicals featuring lots of scantily clad show girls filmed from overhead in intricate kaleidoscopic patterns. After seeing some of these films again in a new DVD collection, our critic notices a connection between Berkeley and the avant-garde artists of an earlier generation.

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Lloyd Schwartz is the classical music critic for NPR's Fresh Air with Terry Gross.