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Film, Video Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin

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Title

  • Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin

Summary

  • The Music Division of the Library of Congress and the American Musicological Society, in joint partnership, presented the third in a series of lectures highlighting musicological research conducted in the division's collections. Jeffrey Magee presented "Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin." After Jerome Kern famously pronounced that "Irving Berlin is American music" in 1925, Berlin continued for several decades more to define many of America's most distinctive musical idioms, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway to Hollywood. Berlin's death 20 years ago at the age of 101 accelerated an ever-expanding cottage industry of commentary, reflection and scholarship on a legendary figure. In an effort to amplify patterns in Berlin's stage and screen career, the talk will aim to draw connections among unknown (or little-known) materials--including songs, scripts, "plot treatments," and other notable documents--and Berlin's better-known work.

Names

  • Library of Congress
  • Library of Congress. Music Division, sponsoring body

Created / Published

  • Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 2009-03-26.

Headings

  • -  Biography, History
  • -  Culture, Performing Arts
  • -  Performing Arts, Music

Notes

  • -  Classification: Education.
  • -  Classification: Fine Arts.
  • -  Classification: Music and Books on Music.
  • -  Jeffrey Magee.
  • -  Recorded on 2009-03-26.
  • -  Researchers.
  • -  Teachers.

Medium

  • 1 online resource

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Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021688214

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

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Chicago citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Music Division. Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-26, 2009. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688214/.

APA citation style:

Library Of Congress & Library Of Congress. Music Division, S. B. (2009) Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-26. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021688214/.

MLA citation style:

Library Of Congress, and Sponsoring Body Library Of Congress. Music Division. Now It Can Be Told: The Unknown Irving Berlin. Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, -03-26, 2009. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021688214/>.