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Jewhooing the sixties : American celebrity and Jewish identity ; Sandy Koufax, Lenny Bruce, Bob Dylan, and Barbra Streisand

Author: David Kaufman
Publisher: Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University Press, ©2012.
Series: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
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A lively look at four major Jewish celebrities of early 1960s America, who together made their mark on both American culture and Jewish identity

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Kaufman
ISBN: 9781611683134 1611683130 9781611683141 1611683149 9781611683158 1611683157
OCLC Number: 785558868
Description: xiv, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Jews, celebrity, and the early 1960s --
Sandy Koufax: super Jew --
Lenny Bruce: dirty Jew --
Bob Dylan: wandering Jew --
Barbra Streisand: Hollywood Jew --
Epilogue: Jewhooing into the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Brandeis series in American Jewish history, culture, and life.
Responsibility: David E. Kaufman.

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"Fascinating delivery by Kaufman. . . . Koufax, whose meteoric luster proved both brief and enduring, comes across as aloof but mensch-like. Bruce appears as the manic comic genius, insistent on Read more...

 
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