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Marc BlitzsteinHis Life, His Work, His World$
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Howard Pollack

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199791590

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791590.001.0001

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To London and Back (1942–1945)

To London and Back (1942–1945)

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Marc Blitzstein

Howard Pollack

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses Blitzstein’s years stationed in London during World War II as an entertainment specialist for the Army, including the commission of the Airborne Symphony, his coaching of the Negro Army Chorus, his musical directorship of the American Broadcasting System, and his front-line collecting of French resistance songs in 1944 for the Garson Kanin-Carol Reed documentary, The True Glory. It also covers more personal aspects of his years in London, including his reaction to various films, plays, and music as well as to political events.

Keywords:   Allied propaganda, Airborne Symphony, Negro Army Chorus, French resistance songs, Garson Kanin, Carol Reed, The True Glory

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