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Posts tagged ‘Hollywood’

The Hedy Lamarr Story

tonight (wednesday 20th), 11.00pm-12.25, on bbc 4 tv 

bombshell: the hedy lamarr story (documentary, 2017)

“The film follows the life story of Hedy Lamarr from her youth as the daughter of assimilated Austrian Jews through her rise to fame, the Nazi onslaught, her departure for the United States, six marriages, her acting career, her landmark invention, decline, and finally her death at the age of 85 in the year 2000.

The focus of the film is on her co-creation with George Antheil of the technology of frequency hopping.”


Aaron Copland

monday 30th april to friday 4th may, 12.00-1.00pm, on bbc radio 3
aaron copland (1900-1990) (presented by david macloed) (5 episodes, in the composer of the week series)

Aaron Copland is the composer who, more than any other, defined the sound of American classical music. Copland’s life spanned every decade of the 20th Century.

Story of the Jews 4

this evening (tuesday 24th), 9.00-10.00pm, on bbc 4 tv (repeated from september 2013 on bbc 2):
the story of the jews: over the rainbow (episode 4 of 5)


yesterday morning (saturday 17th), 10.30-11.00am, on bbc radio 4
casablanca (presented by paul gambaccini, with ivan zadeh, david thomson, and larushka) (in the and the academy award goes to series)

Exiled Jewish composers

this morning (thursday 12th), 11.30am-12.00, on bbc radio 4
the lost songs of hollywood

“The classic film soundtracks of the Golden Age of Hollywood feature some of the most quintessentially American music you’re likely to hear. But the music for King Kong, Casablanca, High Noon and many other movies was actually written by Europeans – exiled classical composers, many of them Jewish, arriving in the USA in the 1920s and 30s.


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