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To Kill a Mockingbird: Famous Quotes

Here are just a few passages from the book --- some famous, some quirky --- that remind us of why Harper Lee is an American Master.

Jun 30th, 2015 | 0 comments

Harper Lee - Six Degrees of Harper Lee

On the occasion of Harper Lee releasing a book from her past (Go Set a Watchman), American Masters looks into its archive to find the connections between Lee and other American Masters of literature, film and song.

Jun 10th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Harper Lee - About the Documentary

Explores the history and impact of To Kill a Mockingbird and get an unprecedented look at the life of novelist Harper Lee.

Jun 4th, 2015 | 13 comments

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Jascha Heifetz - Estrellita, Heifetz' Encore Song

The story behind one of Jascha Heifetz' favorite encore songs begins in Mexico.

Apr 14th, 2015 | 0 comments

Jascha Heifetz - Book Excerpt from Jascha Heifetz: Early Years in Russia: His Carnegie Hall Debut

A new book on Jascha Heifetz' childhood details the music world's excitement at his Carnegie Hall debut at age 16. Read an excerpt about who attended and what the reviewers said.

Apr 13th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Jascha Heifetz - Heifetz Concerts for 1923 Japan Earthquake Victims

Jascha Heifetz traveled to Japan in the fall of 1923, weeks after the earthquake on September 1 that devastated Tokyo, Yokohama and the Kanto region. See Heifetz' own film footage of that trip.

Apr 10th, 2015 | 0 comments

Jascha Heifetz - Music from the Film: Heifetz Recordings

Enjoy a selection of 21 Jascha Heifetz recordings heard in the film Jascha Heifetz: God's Fiddler, including music by Debussy, Paganini, Prokofiev, Bach and more.

Apr 7th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Jascha Heifetz - Jascha Heifetz Lives the Good Life

After his Carnegie Hall debut and first audio recordings in 1917, Heifetz (b. 1901) socialized, spent money, and pursued his hobby of filmmaking. He let himself have fun, something that was missing in his childhood.

Apr 6th, 2015 | 0 comments

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Jascha Heifetz - Patriotic Service During World War II

Violinist Jascha Heifetz toured extensively for the USO during World War II and made a daily ritual of raising the U.S. flag at his home in California.

Apr 3rd, 2015 | 0 comments
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