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The multi-talented Mr. Erskine : shaping mass culture through great books and fine music

Author: Katherine E Chaddock
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"At the pinnacle of his multi-faceted career, John Erskine (1879-1951) was one of the best recognized personalities on the American cultural, academic and entertainment scenes. His popular novels and short stories appeared with near monthly regularity from 1925 to 1945. Hollywood film credits and New York gossip columns flashed his name. Radio and newspaper interviewers clamored for his opinions. Scholarly journals  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: John Erskine; John Erskine; John Erskine
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Katherine E Chaddock
ISBN: 9780230117754 0230117759
OCLC Number: 759915931
Description: xiii, 255 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Merchant of academe --
Gifted boy of the Gilded Age --
The Columbia stamp --
The gown is the town --
Growing pains at a new Columbia --
World War I and the French seduction --
A canon for the rest of us --
Celebrity attraction --
Fame and loathing on Morningside Heights --
Raising Juilliard --
Segues and second acts.
Responsibility: Katherine Elise Chaddock.

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