Michael Feinsteins American Songbook This is the Army (offensive material)
Two clips from the movie version of Irving Berlin's all-soldier revue "This is the Army". Details
Program: Michael Feinsteins American Songbook
Episode: This is the Army (offensive material)
This is the Army was a traveling, all-soldier musical revue created by Irving Berlin to raise money for WWII. These two clips from the movie version show Irving Berlin performing a classic war song; and also show a production number, "Mandy" that hearkens back, uncomfortably, to the minstrel tradition, with white actors in blackface and, perhaps even more bizarrely, in drag.
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Premiere Date: 10/06/2010
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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