$20 – $35

Sophie Tucker: The Last of the Red Hot Mamas - With Maxine Simson

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Museum at Eldridge Street

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New York, NY 10002

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Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed "The First Lady of Show Business" for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls was accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of Yiddish culture though the 21st century, and Sophie Tucker's indelible mark on the business and entertainers who followed.

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