A Blue Blouse production of the 1920s.
Alfred Barr paid a visit to the head of the Blue Blouses in February 1928; in his “Russian Diary” he describes them as “a remarkable organization which spreads the news of Russia’s problems and needs through factory clubs and peasant villages […] The Blue Blouses grew gradually out of a news service during a period when paper was expensive and illiteracy far more general than now. The news was acted instead of read. Gradually a more elaborate program developed until now there are B.B. troupes all over Russia engaging in an excellent and effective form of propaganda…”