Institution: University of South Carolina, Moving Image Research Collection
Collection: Fox Movietone News Collection
Running time: 03m26s
Source film: 35mm; Nitrate; B&W; Negative; 300 feet
Production: Fox Movietone News
Camera: Jack Painter
For marriage counselor, date palm farmer, and eugenicist Paul Popenoe, the divorce rate in the early 1930s — whatever it may have been — was very likely a ghastly figure. There’s no telling how he would have reacted had he lived in a time where nearly half of all American marriages end in splitsville.