The Golden Age of Jewish Film Music

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Jewish music, especially cabaret styles, was present as sound first entered film history. The first English- and German-language talkies, The Jazz Singer and The Blue Angel, took place on vaudeville and cabaret stages. Jewish popular music was no less essential to early film musicals than to Yiddish film on the eve of the Holocaust. The New Budapest Orpheum Society, a Division of the Humanities ensemble-in-residence, brings this golden age to life for their Humanities Day performance.