Introduction: Irving Berlin’s Century

Jeffrey Magee

in Irving Berlin's American Musical Theater

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195398267
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199933358 | DOI:

Series: Broadway Legacies

Introduction: Irving Berlin’s Century

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Berlin’s 101-year life encapsulated a classic immigrant success story as it spanned fundamental changes in American popular song and musical theater and the advent of sound film. Berlin stood at the center of each development, shaping the sound of American song on Tin Pan Alley, Broadway, and Hollywood.

Keywords: American; theater; Tin Pan Alley; Broadway; Hollywood

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Subjects: American Music ; Popular Music

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