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Top hat & tales : Harold Ross and the making of the New Yorker

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  • DVD 071.471 T673 (CEN)

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Narrated by Stanley Tucci.

Publication Information

[New York, NY] : First Run Features, [2014]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (47 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


This documentary shows how Harold Ross, a high school dropout and miner's son from Colorado, started the sophisticated New Yorker magazine in 1925 by masterfully capturing the Jazz Age spirit, Broadway glamour and ultra-dry wit. Incorporating a rich array of film clips from the 20s and 30s--speakeasies, jazz bands, rising skyscrapers--this film reflects a dazzling Manhattan evoking an image of a metropolis that still glitters. Includes interviews with current and former New Yorker staffers.


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Originally produced in 2001.

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