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Museum to present expert on Jews in U.S. pop culture
June 1st, 2012
Jewish immigrants to America played key roles in creating U.S. popular culture, moving from Greater New York to Hollywood and around the world.
They invented Tin Pan Alley, formulated early cinema, shaped the pulp publication world (including comic books), and played an often behind-the-scenes role in jazz, nightclubs, sports, food, and organized crime.
Paul Buhle is an author, editor, and former lecturer in history and American studies at Brown University. He will give a presentation on this subject at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, 1360 N. Prospect Ave., on Sunday, June 24, 1 p.m.
Buhle will draw upon decades of research and the three-volume set he edited on “Jews and American Popular Culture” (2006).
The event is free for museum members, $5 for non-members. It is co-sponsored by the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Register online at www.milwaukeejewish.org or call 414-390-5730 for more information.