Considered the Mecca for African-Americans at the turn of the century, Central Harlem is home to Jazz, Lindy Hop and Swing, and continues today to be one of Harlem’s most vibrant for the arts, dining and shopping.
A spectacular song‐and‐dance revue filmed in luminous early Technicolor—rediscovered and newly restored Made during the early years of the movie musical, this exuberant revue was one of the most extravagant, eclectic, and technically ambitious Hollywood productions of its day. Starring the bandleader PAUL WHITEMAN, then widely celebrated as the King of Jazz, the film drew from Broadway variety shows of the time to present a spectacular array of sketches, performances by such acts as the Rhythm Boys (featuring a young BING CROSBY), and orchestral numbers overseen by Whiteman himself (including a larger‐than‐life rendition of GEORGE GERSHWIN’s “Rhapsody in Blue”)—all lavishly staged by veteran theatre director JOHN MURRAY ANDERSON and beautifully shot in early Technicolor. Long available only in incomplete form, King of Jazz appears here newly restored to its original glory, offering a fascinating snapshot of the way mainstream American popular culture viewed itself at the dawn of the 1930s. Features: New 4K digital restoration by Universal Pictures, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack New audio commentary featuring jazz and film critic Gary Giddins, music and cultural critic Gene Seymour, and musician and bandleader Vince Giordano New introduction by Giddins New interview with musician and pianist Michael Feinstein Four new video essays by authors and archivists James Layton and David Pierce on the development and making of King of Jazz Deleted scenes and alternate opening‐title sequence All Americans, a 1929 short film featuring a version of the “Melting Pot” number that was restaged for the finale of King of Jazz I Know Everybody and Everybody’s Racket, a 1933 short film featuring Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra Two Oswald the Lucky Rabbit cartoons from 1930, featuring music and animation from King of Jazz
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Embark on a journey through present-day Harlem – see the people and places of the Harlem Renaissance, and discover why this time in American history was so magical and vital for African-American culture.Highlights● Delve into the depths of this time in American history with our extremely knowledgeable guides● Experience some of the most beautiful theaters, ballrooms, and churches in Harlem● Visit the Abyssinian Baptist Church, Alhambra Ballroom, Hotel Theresa, and many more● Learn about the numerous jazz clubs, speakeasies and people associated with them along the way uptown● Learn about the importance of the 135th Street area to African-Americans in Harlem● Find out where Langston Hughes is buried and the location of Swing Street/Jungle Alley
Walksplore the French Quarter in a two hour walking tour with a local historian. Gain a deeper knowledge of one of the world's most authentic, diverse, and beloved cities. Take the only French Quarter tour that begins at a streetcar stop! From the corner of St. Charles Avenue and Common Street in the American Sector, the walking tour crosses the "neutral ground" on Canal Street into the Vieux Carre. Your walk will take you into the heart of the original French city. This is a truly unique tour that clearly explains the culture of the city as the English Protestant Americans arrive into what is essentially a foreign French/Spanish Catholic colonial city. Learn about Jackson Square, Congo Square, Mardi Gras, Free People of Color, the Slave Markets, Jazz, the French Market, Pirates Alley, the St. Louis Cathedral, and the Mississippi River. You will also learn about the architecture, difference between Creoles and Cajuns, and why we are called the Big Easy!
From woman¿s suffrage to Babe Ruth¿s home runs, from Louis Armstrong¿s jazz to Franklin Delano Roosevelt¿s four presidential terms, from the finale of one world war to the dramatic close of the second, War, Peace, and All That Jazz presents the story of some of the most exciting years in U.S. history. With the end of World War I, many Americans decided to live it up, going to movies, driving cars, and cheering baseball games aplenty. But alongside this post-WWI spree was high unemployment, hard times for farmers, ever-present racism, and, finally, the Depression, the worst economic disaster in U.S. history, flip-flopping the nation from prosperity to scarcity. Along came one of our country¿s greatest leaders, F.D.R., who promised a New Deal, gave Americans hope, and then saw them through the horrors and victories of World War II. These three decades ¿ full of optimism and despair, progress and Depress, and, of course, War, Peace, and All That Jazz - forever changed the United States. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christina Moore. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/000522/bk_reco_000522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.