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Title:Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting
Format Type:Ebook
Author:J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler
Publisher:Princeton University Press
ISBN:0691113017
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Number of Pages:334
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Entertaining America: Jews, Movies, and Broadcasting by J. Hoberman, Jeffrey Shandler

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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 the present day Throughout the tone is lively the design is playful and key points are visually enhanced by stills publicity photos and memorabilia This anthology of original analyses and primary texts covers a wide range of topics including the multiple versions of The Jazz Singer the saga of the Hollywood movie moguls the irrepressible Goldbergs of radio and television fame the representation of the Holocaust how Charlie Chaplin and other non Jewish stars became virtual Jews and the dazzling success of the television series Seinfeld There is also an illustrated gallery of more than twenty Jewish American stars from Theda Bara to Adam Sandler The principal authors J Hoberman and Jeffrey Shandler examine not only the history of Jews in the industry but also the steady stream of richly varied voices that have had something to say about this history in fan magazines as well as literary fiction by religious and political leaders as well as journalists historians and Jews in the entertainment business themselves .

Entertaining America which accompanies an exhibition opening at The Jewish Museum is itself tremendously entertaining while providing the most expansive authoritative look at this fascinating subject In its pages readers will find ample material to help them formulate their own responses to this frank contentious multilayered discussion .

EXHIBITION SCHEDULE .

The Jewish Museum New York February September The Jewish Museum of Maryland Baltimore October January

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