Los Angeles, CA : Seventh Art Releasing, c2005.
1 videodisc (52 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Fanny Brice, Cab Calloway, Eddie Cantor, Judy Garland, Al Jolson, Otto Lederer, the Marx Brothers, Molly Picon, Maurice Schwartz, Sophie Tucker ; Irving Berlin.
Narrator, Harvey Fierstein.
Producer, Oliver Mille ; written, researched, and directed by Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir ; editor, Philippe Baillon.
Explores the Jewish influence on American popular music in the 20th century, and its early and continuing conversation with jazz and African-American culture. Includes footage of early films and musical performances that demonstrate how Jewish Americans grew up to capitalize on a vast heritage of Yiddish music and culture, and tells the story of the cross-pollination of Jewish and African-American musical influences.