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The George Gershwin Reader$
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Robert Wyatt and John Andrew Johnson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195327113

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.001.0001

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Report in Variety (1937)

Report in Variety (1937)

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(p.271) 71 Report in Variety (1937)
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The George Gershwin Reader
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Robert Wyatt

John Andrew Johnson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327113.003.0071

This chapter presents the text of a series of daily reports about the funeral of George Gershwin which were published in Variety magazine. The reports provide detailed accounts of the situation, preparations, and services following Gershwin's death. One report notes that about 4,000 mourners defied the rain to attend the funeral services at Temple Emanu-El in New York and another report that the grieving in both the East and West Coast in the US.

Keywords:   George Gershwin, funeral service, mourning, grieving, death

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