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Buhle, Paul. From the Lower East Side to Hollywood: Jews in american popular culture. London, New York: Verso, 2004. 
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Resource type: Book
Language: en: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 1859845983
BibTeX citation key: Buhle2004
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Categories: General
Keywords: Historical account, Judaism, USA
Creators: Buhle
Publisher: Verso (London, New York)
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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 artists. Buhle shows how the rich legacy of Yiddish prepared would-be artists to absorb the cultures of their surrounding environments, seeing the world through the eyes of others, and producing the talent required for theater, films, television, popular music and comics.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments (vii)

Introduction: Artists and Critic (1)
1. Where Did It Come From? (17)
2. From Jewish Stage to Screen (51)
3. The Printed Word and the Playful Imagination (89)
4. Assimilation (123)
5. Up From the Avant-Garde (159)
6. Reflexive Jews (215)
Postscript: One Last Look Back (271)

Index (281)

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