The Song of Ourselves: "Singin' in the Rain"

Several weeks ago, I tried to articulate some of the despair that can infuse Hollywood, both for people who've had success here and for those who haven't. At some point I'd like to return to this topic, but I also think it's important to voice a corrective to it, or if not quite a corrective, then at least an expression of the beautiful side of Hollywood, its siren call, its social value.

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