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From the Lower East Side to Hollywood : Jews in American popular culture

Author: Paul Buhle
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2004.
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"The contribution by Jews to American popular culture is widely acknowledged yet scarcely documented. This is the first comprehensive investigation of the formative Jewish influence upon the rise and development of American popular culture, drawing upon extensive oral histories with several generations of Jewish artists, little-utilized Yiddish scholarship, and the author's own connections with today's comic-strip  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Buhle, Paul, 1944-
From the Lower East Side to Hollywood.
London ; New York : Verso, 2004
(OCoLC)607413879
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Buhle
ISBN: 1859845983 9781859845981
OCLC Number: 54022419
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: ix, 304 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Artists and Critic --
Where Did It Come From? --
From Jewish Stage to Screen --
The Printed Word and the Playful Imagination --
Assimilation --
Up From the Avant-Garde --
Reflexive Jews --
Postscript: One Last Look Back.
Responsibility: Paul Buhle.
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"The best-informed and most sincere left-wing scholar I know."-- Harvey Pekar, author of American Splendor "Paul Buhle is the scholar of note of the Yiddish and Marxist Left." -- Ben Katchor, Read more...

 
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