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Dueling Mammies

Richard Barrios

in A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377347
eISBN:
9780199864577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377347.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

In the wake of The Jazz Singer and The Singing Fool arose the most risible musical genre of all: “mammy” films, tear-jerking musical melodramas forged with little flair or inspiration. Initially ... More


George Jessel and Darryl Zanuck Don’t Care

Andrew L. Erdman

in Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449703
eISBN:
9780801465727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449703.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This concluding chapter discusses George Jessel and Darryl Zanuck's film—The I Don't Care Girl—featuring the life story of Eva Tanguay. The film debuted the day before Christmas in 1952 with Mitzi ... More


Jewish Barristers in the Victorian and Edwardian Era 1890‒1914

John Cooper

in Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774877
eISBN:
9781800340053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter focuses on the Jewish barristers of Victorian and Edwardian England. The Jewish giants of the Victorian Bar, men such as George Jessel, Judah Benjamin, and Arthur Cohen, devoted ... More


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