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Episode 21 - Hollywood and the Klondike

What do Harrison Ford, Charlie Chaplin and Bugs Bunny all have in common? They’ve all starred in films about the Klondike Gold Rush. From the 1910s to the present day, the Klondike Gold Rush has drawn audiences to theatres, enchanting them with stories of dance halls, bonanzas, and survival in the frozen north. Few industries did more to build the images we have today of the stampede from the Mountie to the dance-hall girl. Join us as we look at some of Hollywood's classic ... and not so classic ... portrayals of the Klondike.

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Charlie Chaplin in the Gold Rush poster image courtesy of Wikipedia Commons public domain.