Join the author of A Fine Romance, cultural critic David Lehman, as he delves into the American songbook—the compendium of music written from the 1920s to the 1960s that includes Broadway hits, Hollywood musicals and Tin Pan Alley tunes -largely written by Jews.
Revealing the less than subtle Jewish subtext in shows such as Guys and Dolls, the cantorial melodies underpinning Gershwin’s tunes and even the removal of religion in songs such as White Christmas and Easter Parade.
Told with clips from classic films David Lehman will share the stories behind these songs and unveil ‘a saga of love, longing, assimilation, and transformation.’
More information here: jewishbookweek.com/2010/
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