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June 14, 2008


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Nice post, Jenny. Hats off!

Sounds like an interesting book altogether. Any more stuff therein on the Gershwins, Irving Berlin, or Harold Arlen?

Hi D-It *is* an interesting book! I recommend it along with David Grubin's The Jewish Americans (a PBS documentary, now available on DVD).

I checked this evening, and there's no further info on Arlen in the book, and only a bit on Gershwin (rather commonly-known facts). But I found the 1/2 page of anecdotes on Irving Berlin well worth the read. The Berlin section is short--short enough to post under fair use. So I'll tell a little more of this immigrant-lyricist story soon....

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