Edwin M. Bradley has authored three books on pre-1940 movie musicals and the early sound era. They are “The First Hollywood Musicals” (1996), “The First Hollywood Sound Shorts” (2005) and “Unsung Hollywood Musicals of the Golden Era, 1929-39” (2016). “Unsung Hollywood Musicals” was cited as one of the year’s best screen-related books by Huffington Post and Classic Images magazine. Ed is an associate curator at the Flint Institute of Arts. He can be contacted at


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