Haunted Smile The Story of Jewish Comedians in America
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Description: It has been estimated that although Jews comprise only three percent of Americans, over 80% of comedians are Jewish. A specialist in American Jewish life, Epstein (English, Suffolk Community College) argues that Jewish comedy is tinged by bitter encounters with anti-Semitism, a desire to be accepted, and concern for a culture disappearing at the same time it draws on a long tradition of Jewish humor. c. Book News Inc.
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Publication date: 12/18/2002
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: The World of Jewish Comedians|
|The Golden Door and the Velvet Curtain 1890-1930|
|The Land of Hope and Tears: Comedians and Immigrant America|
|Curtain Up and Curtain Down: The Age of Vaudeville|
|The Years of Fear 1930-1950|
|Theater of the Mind: Radio's Finest Hour|
|Laughing in the Dark: Films|
|The Jewish Alps: The Rise of the Borscht Belt|
|The Years of Acceptance 1950-1965|
|The Magic Box: The American Television Revolution|
|"Is There Any Group I Haven't Offended?": The Changing World of Stand-up Comedy|
|The Years of Triumph 1965-Present|
|"I Need the Eggs": Jewish Comic Filmmakers|
|Masters of Their Domain: Comedy All Over the Place|
|Kosher at Last: Jewish Women Comedians|
|The Cost of Victory: The Psychological and Social World of American Jewish Comedians|
|Not the Last Laugh: The Future of Jewish Comedians in America|
|Schlemiels and Nudnicks: The Sources and Nature of Jewish Humor|