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Harold Ross and the Making of the New Yorker

Director - Adam Van Doren
Run Time - 47 minutes
Language - English
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 2001
Genre - Documentary

Educational Interest- Biographies/Profiles, Business, Literature,
Media Studies
, Urban Studies


Institutional DVD Price: $195

Narrated by Stanley Tucci, Top Hat and Tales chronicles the first 25 years of The New Yorker magazine, from its creation by Harold Ross in 1925 to his death in 1951. Interviews with current Editor-in-Chief David Remnick, former Cartoon Editor Lee Lorenz, and Senior Editor Roger Angell will inform about how The New Yorker's signature style and content were shaped by its early contributors, including E.B White, James Thurber, J.D Salinger, and more. Film clips from the '20s and '30s, home movies, and images from the anthology of The New Yorker covers and cartoons illustrate this historical case study of one of journalism's most revered publication. Writers, artists and academics including John Updike, Charles Schulz, Stuart Hemple and Roy Blount Jr offer interviews and insight into The New Yorker's role in American cultural history.