Few artists have left as profound a mark on twentieth-century culture as Irving Berlin has. Starting on New York's Tin Pan Alley in 1907 and continuing to Broadway and Hollywood, Berlin captured the hearts - and voices - of audiences with a wide variety of songs, many of which have become popular standards. This lavishly illustrated book will allow readers a behind-the-scenes look at the world that Berlin's music was written for.
David Leopold is an authority on American show business, in both New York and Hollywood. As an independent curator and archivist, he has organized a number of exhibitions on the works of Al Hirschfeld, Oscar Hammerstein, George Kaufman, and Moss Hart.