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National Churchill Museum Speaker Series: “I’m an Unemployed Sweetheart”

Songs, as always, in the Great Depression were about love  yet, at the same time, they reflected the attitudes, values, and behavior of their time. They expressed social concerns within the context of love ballads. In “If I Ever Got a Job Again,” an unemployed man is eager to find work so he and his beloved can marry. 

Mr. Michael Lasser’s program “I’m an Unemployed Sweetheart” discusses work songs of the Great Depression, particularly on unemployment portrayals of working women, during the decade when popular songs were more interested in work than at any other time. 

Mr. Lasser will be signing his book America’s Songs: The Stories Behind the Songs of Broadway, Hollywood, and Tin Pan Alley immediately after. Copies are for sale in the Museum’s Gift Shop.  For more information on Michael Lasser, go to

Mr. Lasser's program will be held February 21, 2012 from 5:30-6:30pm at the National Churchill Museum in on the Westminster College campus in Fulton, MO.  The event is open to the public. All ages welcome. Reservations appreciated.  Refreshments will be served during the program.

For more info or to make a reservation, contact Mandy Plybon, Education & Public Programs Coordinator for the National Churchill Museum, 573-592-6242, or