SFA's STAGE DOOR Brings 1930s Glamour, Style to Turner Stage
Stephen F. Austin State University theatre students are learning about life in New York City in the mid-1930s, when the average cost of a new house was $3,925, a Studebaker cost $665, and you could put gasoline in that car for about 10 cents a gallon. Prominent actresses of the time were Katherine Hepburn, Ruby Keeler, Ginger Rogers and Joan Blondell. The Great Depression was still lingering, with unemployment continuing to fall to 16.9 percent. So for young women of this era, especially those who were poor, who aspired to become Broadway actresses, to say it was a challenging time would be an understatement.