By John O'Hara, Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
For its seventy fifth anniversary and Frank Sinatra’s centennial: the Jazz Age masterpiece that encouraged the enduring Sinatra movie and the hit Broadway musical, and that includes the musical’s libretto and lyrics
at the seedy part of Chicago nightlife within the Thirties, Joey Evans is a negative man’s Bing Crosby—a big-talking, small-time nightclub crooner down on his good fortune yet continually at the make. In slangy, error-littered letters signed “Pal Joey,” he recounts his exploits with brash nightclub managers, shady company companions, and each beautiful lady (“mouse”) he meets. Charismatic but conniving, buddy Joey is a gentle operator whose bravado and massive rules cover a much much less confident soul, stuck up within the rags-to-riches dream of the Jazz Age.
Originally serialized in The New Yorker and the foundation for the 1940 Rodgers and Hart musical of an identical identify and the 1957 movie starring Frank Sinatra, Kim Novak, and Rita Hayworth, Pal Joey is the tale of a real “heel,” as advanced and noteworthy as any antihero in American literature.
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And, it must be recognized, the reality of American life and behaviour often validates and reinforces such uncertainties: however distorted the Soviet image, both American intervention after the Russian Revolution and Allied partnership against Nazi Germany did indeed occur; there is a basis for the images of both abundance and squalor; there are the Pentagon and populism, optimism and opportunity, as well as racism and the shallowness of a mass culture symbolized by such figures as Mickey Mouse and Elvis Presley.
But such high-minded sentiments, expressed in the Soviet press shortly after the trials of Orlov, Ginzburg and Shcharansky are not only directed against what Pravda (27 August 1978) called 'reprisals from above' in China. Similarly indignant denunciations are also made regularly of the abuse of human rights in Britain and the United States - hardly a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Yet it continues. One article condemns a 'War against Dissidents' in the United States; another compares the strengthening (by 4,000 men) of the much-reduced British Army in 1978 with the Nazi military build-up in the 1930s; a third cavils sarcastically at the misuse of psychiatry in capitalist countries, and so forth.
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