Fanny Bryce. Al Jolson. The Marx Brothers. All were pioneers of Jewish-American mainstream performance. But these major figures actually represent the third generation of Jews active in American theater and show business. In Staging the Jew, Harley Erdman uncovers the roots of More... Jewish characterization in popular culture by investigating a forgotten era in American show business. His book sheds light on figures such as M.D. Curtis, David Warfield, and other early Jewish performers who were instrumental in creating the ...

Staging the Jew 1997, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813524139

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Staging the Jew 1995, Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780813524146

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