A Culture in Exile – Classical musicians in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s

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A Culture in Exile – Classical musicians in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s A number of times over the past few years, the contemporary German film director Werner Herzog has described Los Angeles as the most culturally substantial city in the United States. It’s why he and his wife decided to move here he […]

Waxman’s Carmen Fantasy

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Franz Waxman (1906-1967) after Georges Bizet (1838-1875) Carmen Fantaisie  ‘Fannie Hurst’s MOST DYNAMIC CHAPTERS SURGE TO Glowing LIFE!’ So said the trailer for the 1946 Warner Bros. movie adaptation of Fannie Hurst’s novel Humoresque. The ‘most vibrant LOVE STORY EVER TOLD’ (to quote again from the trailer), it was meant to dramatize the three-way tug […]