American Experience

Interview: Snow White as the Ideal 1930s Woman

Clip: Season 27 Episode 8 | 1m 19s

"Snow White is the perfect embodiment of 1930s culture," says art historian Carmenita Higginbotham. In this original interview, Higginbotham explains how Walt Disney's Snow White was a reflection of American women during the Great Depression. "Walt Disney" premieres Sep. 14 & 15 at 9/8c on PBS American Experience.

Aired: 09/14/15

Rating: NR

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