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November 2017

Sophie Tucker – The Last of the Red Hot Mamas

November 27, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street
New York,NY10002United States

Russian-born Jewish immigrant Sophie Tucker evolved into a larger than life show-business phenomena. Dubbed “The First Lady of Show Business” for her bold and brassy persona, she sang songs of humorous raciness during a career that spanned sixty years. Her years in vaudeville, burlesque, nightclubs and concert halls were accompanied by the great inventions of the day: phonographs, nickelodeons, movies, radio and television. In this two-session course, we will explore the show business landscape of the early 20th century, the influence of…

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