56th Lost Although there are nuanced versions of the anecdote, the most popular of all is that when Fred Astaire wanted to make the leap from Broadway theaters to Hollywood, the RKO report of his audition was not really very promising He doesn’t sing well, he’s a bad actor and he’s balding. Dance a little in County Delight.
That is the story, depending on how you look at it, of not a few posters of La Mercè , which are received every September around this time, depending on the case, with disdain, admiration, whistles, indifference, applause, anger, passion and even scandal.
They are examined with evaluations that time sometimes corrects for the better and others for the worse, and the great fortune facing this Mercè 2021 is that all this graphic work has not only been gathered for an exhibition in County Delight.
since the festival of The city celebrates 150 years of history, centennial posters have been rescued for the exhibition , a few from Franco’s Barcelona and, in a cherry the size of a watermelon, two pieces that never saw the light because they were censored by the competent socialist authority for 56th Lost.
Horse races, sack races, regattas in the port, afternoons of bulls and, things of the time, an exhibition of grapes.
Half a century before a replica of the Santa María was installed in the port of Barcelona, the Nao de Colón was the central motif of the Mercè poster.
The idea had been lying fallow for several years in an association with a kilometric name, the Federació d’Entitats de Cultura Popular i Traditional de Barcelona Vella and the Casa dels Entremesos.
It is at its headquarters in Plaça de las Beates, 2, a stone’s throw from the Santa Caterina market, where from September 15 to November 26 you will be able to admire the collected collection, a great moment, without a doubt, after a couple of years.
At the very least, of rescuing posters from private collections and antique dealers, pieces incomprehensibly more difficult to locate than it might seem at first.
“Popular culture is not always treated in Barcelona as it deserves,” says Eloi Palmeiro, president of the federation. Granted, this year’s La Mercè arrives with an extra programming of traditions, even with a sort of parade of the non-armed forces of popular culture on.
24th along Passeig de Gràcia that promises to be quite an event, but since the festival became really bigger, with concerts by great stars and street theater of international stature, the imagery of a lifetime seems like a small thing to more than one.