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Entertaining America : Jews, movies, and broadcasting

Author: J Hoberman; Jeffrey Shandler
Publisher: New York : Jewish Museum, under the auspices of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America ; Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2003.
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"Entertaining America is a captivating look at one of the longest-running and most provocative public discussions in America: the relationship between the nation's Jews and its entertainment media. This colorfully written, lavishly illustrated book surveys how Jews have participated in - and been identified with - American movies, radio, and television from the nickelodeon era at the turn of the twentieth century to  Read more...
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Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Hoberman; Jeffrey Shandler
ISBN: 0691113017 9780691113012 0691113025 9780691113029
OCLC Number: 50334010
Description: 334 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Foreword / Joan Rosenbaum --
Introduction: Entertaining "Entertaining America" / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
NICKELODEON NATION: --
Introduction / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
Nicklodeon boom in Manhattan / Ben Singer --
Charles Steiner and the Houston Hippodrome / Judith Thissen --
First "Jewish" superstar: Charlie Chaplin / J. Hoberman --
Virtually Jewish / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
MOGULDOM: --
Introduction ; Hollywood's Jewish question / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
On The jazz singer ; The jazz singer: a chronology / J. Hoberman --
Putting blackface in its place / Mark Slobin --
AN AMERICAN AT HOME, A JEW ON THE AIR: --
Introduction ; Media that "speak your language": American Yiddish radio and film / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
Goldberg variations: the achievements of Gertrude Berg / Donald Weber --
Goldbergs: a chronology / J. Hoberman --
Religion, democracy, and radio waves: the eternal light / Jeffrey Shandler --
Our show of shows / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
STAR GALLERY: --
Introduction / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
Theda Bara ; Bronco Billy Anderson / J. Hoberman --
Fanny Brice / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
Eddie Cantor ; Sylvia Sidney / J. Hoberman --
Marx Brothers / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
Betty Boop / Amelia S. Holberg --
Superman / J. Hoberman --
Bess Myerson / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
Paul Muni / Moyshe Krishtol --
Judy Holliday / J. Hoberman --
John Garfield / Samuel J. Rosenthal --
Shelley Winters / J. Hoberman --
Danny Kaye / Michael Bronski --
Marilyn Monroe / Susan Wender --
Sammy Davis, Jr. / Maurice Berger --
Anne Frank / Jeffrey Shandler --
Barbra Streisand / Rhonda Lieberman --
Dustin Hoffman / J. Hoberman --
Roseanne / David Marc --
Howard Stern / Mel Gordon --
Adam Sandler / J. Hoberman --
STAND-UP JEWS: --
Introduction / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler --
Exodus: real to reel to real / Deborah Dash Moore --
Flaunting it: the rise and fall of Hollywood's "nice" Jewish (bad) boys / J. Hoberman --
At home on the small screen: television's New York Jews ; American media and the Holocaust ; Virtual Rebbe / Jeffrey Shandler --
Bill Clinton, Hollywood president: a chronology / J. Hoberman --
Not the last word: a conversation / J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler.
Responsibility: [edited by] J. Hoberman and Jeffrey Shandler ; contributions by Maurice Berger [and others].
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Takes a look at one of the longest-running and provocative public discussions in America: the relationship between the nation's Jews and its entertainment media. This book surveys how Jews have  Read more...

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A thought-provoking read. -- Grace Glueck New York Times Acculturation, driven irresistibly by the mass media, was inevitable in 20th century America. Entertaining America ... is very good, and Read more...

 
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