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Radio became widespread. Listening was free and grew into a national pastime that linked people through popular programs that stimulated hours of conversation about what was heard. Little Orphan Annie, Buck Rogers, and Dick Tracy were the popular comic strip characters who found a second home on the air waves. The Lone Ranger and Jack Armstrong were created specifically for radio and later found their way into comic forms. Eddie Cantor, Ed Wynn, Charlie McCarthy and Edgar Bergen evolved from stage personalities to great radio personalities.. Radio broadcasting its wide range of live music, comedy, variety shows, and dramatic programming served as a welcome escape from those troubled times. Even though many people couldn't afford payments on their washing machines, vacuum cleaners, or Model A Fords, they desperately struggled to keep up payments on their radios of that era weren't just small devices in plastic cases; they were built into large wooden
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Harvey Sheldon disc jockey, Conservative Talk Show Host composer, big swing band leader, entertainer, lecturer, musicologist, and historian-author of 15 published books on history of music. acclaimed and prolific author and historian of American, Jewish, Afro Cuban Latin and Italian music. Created & donated $ 2 1/2 million establishing The Harvey Sheldon Rock N Roll Video Research Library at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles 1998 Created & donated $3 million to establish first in the nation The Harvey Sheldon Jewish American Music Video Research & Holocaust Library in his home town in Philadelphia at the University of Pennsylvania-2000. Created & donated $ 3 1/2 million to establish The Harvey Sheldon American Music History Video Research Library at the University of Pennsylvania. Showcasing the music of Gershwin,Kern, Berlin,Arlen,Rodgers &Hart,Rodgers & Hammerstein,Lerner & Lowe from Broadway to the Rock n Roll era Harvey Sheldon s gift makes the University of Pennsylvania Library the first in the nation to have such a research collection. Unlike other discrete collections of Jewish American music or film, the Sheldon collection provides a visual window into understanding how Jews helped to create Broadway musicals, Jazz and other entertainment genres from the 1920 s through the 1990 s. Arthur Kiron-Curator of Judaica Collections-University of Pennsylvania
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Book Description Harvey Sheldon, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0986040835